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Nonlinear Picosecond-Pulse Propagation Through Optical Fibers with Positive Group Velocity Dispersion

  • Hiroki Nakatsuka
  • D. Grischkowsky
  • A. C. Balant
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB)

Abstract

The predictions of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation have been tested by passing 5.5-psec optical pulses through a 70-m single-mode optical fiber. With use of a precise cross correlation technique based on pulse compressions, dramatic reshaping of the input pulses into flat-topped, frequency-broadened, and positively chirped 20-psec output pulses with self-steepened fall times of less than 2 psec was observed. The observations are in good agreement with theory.

Keywords

Output Pulse Input Pulse Group Velocity Dispersion Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation Vary Envelope Approximation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroki Nakatsuka
    • 2
  • D. Grischkowsky
    • 1
  • A. C. Balant
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan

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