Applied Physics B

, Volume 70, Supplement 1, pp S143–S148

Shaping, propagation and characterization of ultrafast pulses in optical fibers

  • F.G. Omenetto
  • J.W. Nicholson
  • B.P. Luce
  • D. Yarotski
  • A.J. Taylor

DOI: 10.1007/s003400000332

Cite this article as:
Omenetto, F., Nicholson, J., Luce, B. et al. Appl Phys B (2000) 70(Suppl 1): S143. doi:10.1007/s003400000332

Abstract.

The characterization of medium- to low-energy shaped pulses at 1.55 μm through frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) is illustrated. This capability enables the study of ultrafast pulse propagation through optical fibers. The phase dynamics detected furnishes insight on pulse evolution, specifically on soliton formation – a subject of great importance for telecommunication applications. The combination of shaping and propagation of ultrafast pulses in fibers is examined theoretically using an adaptive pulse-shaping model, based on genetic algorithms, that furnishes optimized pulse shapes for fiber propagation.

PACS: 42.65; 42.81; 39.30 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • F.G. Omenetto
    • 1
  • J.W. Nicholson
    • 2
  • B.P. Luce
    • 3
  • D. Yarotski
    • 1
  • A.J. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science and Technology Division, MST-10, MS K764, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA (E-mail: omenetto@lanl.gov)US
  2. 2.University of New Mexico, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Albuquerque, NM, USAUS
  3. 3.Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USAUS

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