Generation of high-quality sub-picosecond optical pulses using a combination of normal and anomalous dispersion fibers

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Abstract

A practical method for generating high-quality optical pulses of sub-picosecond pulse widths is presented. The method uses linear chirp generation in supercontinuum pulses in a normal dispersion fiber. This linear chirp is utilized by an anomalous dispersion fiber to shorten the pulse widths down to a few hundreds of femtoseconds. This compression method results in 0.28-ps 10-GHz optical pulses. We also demonstrate that optical filtering increases the pulse contrast ratio above 30 dB but widens the pulse to 0.32 ps. This pulse performance is sufficient for 640 Gb/s transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 1-2 December 2005, Mons, Belgium
Place of PublicationMons
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages153-156
ISBN (Print)2-9600226-4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2005, Mons, Belgium - Mons, Belgium
Duration: 1 Dec 20052 Dec 2005

Conference

Conference10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2005, Mons, Belgium
CountryBelgium
CityMons
Period1/12/052/12/05

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