We demonstrate a higher-order-mode fiber-based platform, to achieve low-loss, bend-resistant, mode-coupling-free light transmission over meter-length fibers, in a record Aeff of 2100 µm2. Its nonlinearity tolerance is demonstrated by compressing fiber-laser pulses to 64 fs, yielding 52-kW peak powers.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
S. Ramachandran, J. W. Nicholson, S. Ghalmi, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, " Large Area Higher-Order-Mode Fibers for Bend-Resistant, Broadband Transmission and Pulse Compression," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OFK2.
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