We report on remote delivery of 25-pJ broadband near-infrared femtosecond light pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser through 150 m of single-mode optical fiber. Pulse distortion caused by dispersion is overcome with precompensation by adaptive pulse shaping techniques, while nonlinearities are mitigated by use of an SF10 glass rod for the final stage of pulse compression. A near-transform-limited pulse duration of 130 fs was measured after the final compression.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
S. H. Lee, A. L. Cavalieri, D. M. Fritz, M. Myaing, and D. A. Reis, "Adaptive dispersion compensation for remote fiber delivery of near-infrared femtosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 29, 2602-2604 (2004)