[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 17, No. 5 (2010) 454-458]
© 2010 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Optical Pulse Compression Using the Combination of Phase Modulation and High-Order Dispersion Compensation

Guo DENG, Wei PAN, and Xihua ZOU*

Center for Information Photonics and Communications, School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China

(Received December 26, 2009; Accepted August 5, 2010)

Optical pulse compression using high-order dispersion compensation is proposed and theoretically analyzed. Firstly, the required dispersion profile for the high-order dispersion compensation is derived, according to the linear chirp and the nonlinear chirp of a phase-modulated continuous-wave (CW) laser source. With the use of the high-order dispersion compensation, such as the combination compensation of the second order dispersion (SOD) and the fourth order dispersion (FOD), an efficient pulse compression having a less time-bandwidth product and a greater peak power is realized. A sampled fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with both the SOD and the FOD is then designed using the equivalent chirp and the reconstruction algorithm. Finally, in the numerical simulation an optical pulse with a time-bandwidth product of 0.79 is generated via high-order dispersion compensation that is performed by using the sampled FBG.

Key words: optical pulse compression, phase modulation, sampled fiber Bragg grating

*E-mail address: zouxh{_}swjtu@yahoo.com.cn