Soliton-like pulse train generation using a nonlinear optical loop mirror constructed from dispersion decreasing fiber

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Abstract

A nonlinear optical loop mirror constructed from dispersion decreasing fiber is used to generate high-quality pulse train from a dual frequency beat signal. Numerical simulations show that, unlike previous techniques based on adiabatic compression in dispersion decreasing fibers which limited the repetition rates to >50 GHz, the proposed method does not use adiabatic compression and can be extended to repetition rates <20 GHz using reasonable fiber lengths.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1427-1429
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Nonlinear optical loop mirror
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical fiber applications
  • Optical pulse compression
  • Optical solitons
  • Optical switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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