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Optics Letters
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Optical pulse reshaping based on the nonlinear birefringence of single-mode optical fibers

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We report the observation of strong reshaping of 3-psec dye-laser pulses by nonlinear birefringence during passage through a 150-cm-long, single-mode optical fiber and a crossed polarizer. For lower-intensity input pulses to the fiber, the transmitted pulses were observed to be proportional to the cube of the input pulses. With increased intensity, more-complicated pulse shapes were obtained. Our experimental results agree well with the predicted intensity dependence of the reshaping action. © 1983 Optical Society of America.

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01 Mar 1983

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Optics Letters

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