Transform-limited spectral compression by self-phase modulation of amplitude-shaped pulses with negative chirp

Esben Ravn Andresen, John M. Dudley, Dan Oron, Christophe Finot, Hervé Rigneault

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Spectral compression by self-phase modulation of amplitude-and phase-shaped pulses is demonstrated as superior compared to pulses that have only been phase shaped. We synthesize linearly negatively chirped parabolic pulses, which we send through a nonlinear photonic crystal fiber, in which self-phase modulation compresses the spectrum of the pulses to within 20% of the Fourier transform limit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-709
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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