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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1513–1515

Delivery of nanojoule femtosecond pulses through large-core microstructured fibers

D. G. Ouzounov, K. D. Moll, M. A. Foster, W. R. Zipfel, W. W. Webb, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 17, pp. 1513-1515 (2002)

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We investigate femtosecond-pulse propagation through large-core microstructured fibers. Although these fibers are highly multimode, excitation of the fundamental mode is readily achieved, and coupling to higher-order modes is weak even when the fiber is bent or twisted. For prechirped input pulses with energies as large as 3 nJ, pulses as short as 140 fs were produced at the output of the fiber. Such a system could prove to be extremely useful for applications such as in vivo multiphoton microscopy and endoscopy that require delivery of femtosecond pulses and collection of fluorescence.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

D. G. Ouzounov, K. D. Moll, M. A. Foster, W. R. Zipfel, W. W. Webb, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Delivery of nanojoule femtosecond pulses through large-core microstructured fibers," Opt. Lett. 27, 1513-1515 (2002)

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