The compression of optical pulses using self-phase-modulation and linearly chirped Bragg-gratings in fibres

J A R Williams*, I Bennion, Lin Zhang

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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of pulse compression in optical fiber using linearly chirped Bragg gratings as quadratic compressors for pulses spectrally broadened by self-phase modulation. With the system investigated an initial 2 ps, bandwidth limited pulse is compressed by a factor of >10. The experimental results are found to be in good agreement with analytical and numerical calculations. Such a system allows high quality compression of pulses in optical fiber for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1995

Keywords

  • chirp modulation
  • diffraction gratings
  • high-speed optical techniques
  • optical fibres
  • optical modulation
  • phase modulation

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