Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Heedeuk Shin, Aaron Schweinsberg, George Gehring, Katie Schwertz, Hye Jeong Chang, Robert W. Boyd, Q Han Park, Daniel J. Gauthier

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Abstract

When a pulse superposed on a cw background propagates through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier with a negative group velocity, either pulse broadening or pulse compression can be observed. These effects can be explained in terms of two competing mechanisms: gain recovery and pulse spectrum broadening. The distortion of the pulse shape caused by these effects depends on input pulse width, pump power, and background-to-pulse power ratio. With the proper choice of these three parameters, we can obtain significant pulse advancement with minimal pulse distortion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-908
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 15

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Shin, H., Schweinsberg, A., Gehring, G., Schwertz, K., Chang, H. J., Boyd, R. W., ... Gauthier, D. J. (2007). Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Optics Letters, 32(8), 906-908. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000906

Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. / Shin, Heedeuk; Schweinsberg, Aaron; Gehring, George; Schwertz, Katie; Chang, Hye Jeong; Boyd, Robert W.; Park, Q Han; Gauthier, Daniel J.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 8, 15.04.2007, p. 906-908.

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Shin, H, Schweinsberg, A, Gehring, G, Schwertz, K, Chang, HJ, Boyd, RW, Park, QH & Gauthier, DJ 2007, 'Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier', Optics Letters, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 906-908. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000906
Shin H, Schweinsberg A, Gehring G, Schwertz K, Chang HJ, Boyd RW et al. Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Optics Letters. 2007 Apr 15;32(8):906-908. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000906
Shin, Heedeuk ; Schweinsberg, Aaron ; Gehring, George ; Schwertz, Katie ; Chang, Hye Jeong ; Boyd, Robert W. ; Park, Q Han ; Gauthier, Daniel J. / Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. In: Optics Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 32, No. 8. pp. 906-908.
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