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Title: Amplification and compression of ultrashort fundamental solitons in an erbium-doped nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirror
Authors: Cao, Wen-hua
Wai, Ping-kong Alexander
Subjects: Bandwidth
Fiber lasers
Mathematical models
Nonlinear optics
Pulse amplifiers
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2003
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Source: Optics letters, 15 Feb. 2003, v. 28, no. 4, p. 284-286.
Abstract: A nonlinear amplifying loop mirror constructed from erbium-doped fiber is proposed for simultaneous amplification and compression of ultrashort fundamental solitons. Numerical simulations show that, unlike conventional erbium-doped fiber amplifiers in which nonlinear effects lead to serious degradation of pulse quality, the proposed device performs efficient high-quality amplification and compression of ultrashort fundamental solitons while it almost completely preserves the soliton nature of the input pulses. Moreover, the performance of the device is insensitive to small variations in the loop length and in the power-splitting ratio of the coupler.
Rights: © 2003 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1364/OL.28.000284
ISSN: 0146-9592
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