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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7798–7806

A higher-order-mode fiber delivery for Ti:Sapphire femtosecond lasers

Kim G. Jespersen, Tuan Le, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Dan Jakobsen, Martin E. V. Pederesen, Mikkel B. Smedemand, Søren R. Keiding, and Bera Palsdottir  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7798-7806 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007798


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Abstract

We report the first higher-order-mode fiber with anomalous dispersion at 800nm and demonstrate its potential in femtosecond pulse delivery for Ti:Sapphire femtosecond lasers. We obtain 125fs pulses after propagating a distance of 3.6 meters in solid-silica fiber. The pulses could be further compressed in a quartz rod to nearly chirp-free 110fs pulses. Femtosecond pulse delivery is achieved by launching the laser output directly into the delivery fiber without any pre-chirping of the input pulse. The demonstrated pulse delivery scheme suggests scaling to >20meters for pulse delivery in harsh environments not suited for oscillator operation or in applications that require long distance flexibility.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2010
Published: March 30, 2010

Citation
Kim G. Jespersen, Tuan Le, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Dan Jakobsen, Martin E. V. Pederesen, Mikkel B. Smedemand, Søren R. Keiding, and Bera Palsdottir, "A higher-order-mode fiber delivery for Ti:Sapphire femtosecond lasers," Opt. Express 18, 7798-7806 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-7798


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