We achieved the first 10-GHz subpicosecond pulses in the 1000-nm band by employing the higher order soliton effect in a 190-m photonic crystal fiber (PCF). We obtained 0.5-ps pulses at 1063 nm by compressing 11-ps pulses from a harmonically mode-locked Yb fiber laser with a 10-GHz repetition rate, which was stabilized with phase-locked-loop technology. This light source is attractive in terms of realizing a hundreds-of-gigabits-per-second optical-time-division-multiplexing transmission over a low-loss PCF in the 1000-nm band.
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Kenji Kurokawa, Katsusuke Tajima, and Kazuhide Nakajima, "10-GHz 0.5-ps Pulse Generation in 1000-nm Band in PCF for High-Speed Optical Communication," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 75-78 (2007)