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Timing jitter of Raman solitons

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Zhou,  Gengji
Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany ;
Physics Department, University of Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany ;
International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST), Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;

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Zhou, G., Xin, M., Kärtner, F. X., & Chang, G. (2015). Timing jitter of Raman solitons. Optics Letters, 40(21), 5105-5108. doi:10.1364/OL.40.005105.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-B99F-5
Abstract
We study the relative intensity noise (RIN) and timing jitter of a Raman soliton. We demonstrate that the RIN of an excitation pulse causes center–wavelength fluctuations of the resulting Raman soliton which translates by fiber dispersion into relative timing jitter (RTJ) between the Raman soliton and the excitation pulse. The Raman soliton’s absolute timing jitter is dominated by the excitation pulse’s timing jitter at low frequency and by the RTJ at high frequency. The experimental study reveals that RTJ can be significantly reduced by reducing the accumulated fiber dispersion (e.g., using less dispersive fibers with shorter length) experienced by the Raman soliton.