Fiber Optics

Laser Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 11, pp 1296-1302

First online:

DDF-based all-fiber optical source of femtosecond pulses smoothly tuned in the telecommunication range

  • A. V. AndrianovAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , S. V. MuravievAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , A. V. KimAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , A. A. SysoliatinAffiliated withFiber Optics Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

The possibility of the creation of an optical source of femtosecond pulses that are smoothly tuned in the telecommunication range using a dispersion-decreasing fiber is demonstrated. The smooth tuning is based on the Raman frequency conversion of ultrashort pulses, which can be effectively tuned due to the compression mechanism for maintaining of a relatively high pulse intensity in the medium with a monotonically decreasing anomalous dispersion. The generation of a 90-fs soliton pulse whose spectrum is smoothly tuned in the wavelength range 1.6–1.8 μm is experimentally demonstrated.

PACS numbers

45.55.Wd 45.65.-k 45.65.Re