We report what is, to our knowledge, the first experimental demonstration of nearly dispersion-free transmission of sub-100-fs pulses over several tens of meters of fiber. 62-fs pulses are broadened initially and recompressed by a ratio of 300 over a 42-m concatenated fiber link consisting of standard single-mode and dispersioncompensating fibers. This dispersion-compensated fiber link is estimated to have a third-order dispersion ~6 times lower than that of dispersion-shifted fiber.
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C.-C. Chang, A. M. Weiner, A. M. Vengsarkar, and D. W. Peckham, "Broadband fiber dispersion compensation for sub-100-fs pulses with a compression ratio of 300," Opt. Lett. 21, 1141-1143 (1996)