Study of optical pulse compression with higher-order nonlinearity and dispersion

Hirokazu Kubota, Masataka Nakazawa

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Propagation of ultrashort pulses in single-mode fibers, which involves a third-order dispersion and a self steepening effect (optical shock), have been studied to obtain femtosecond pulses with a grating pair pulse compressor. These effects cause asymmetrically broadened and nonlinearly chirped optical pulses, which degrade the characteristics of the pulse compression. These effects can be partially compensated for and the compressed pulse width can be reduced by using a third-order term of the phase function of the grating pair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number4 R
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Grating pair
  • Optical fiber
  • Pulse compression
  • Shock term
  • Thirdorder dispersion
  • Ultrashort pulse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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