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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3191–3193

Propagation of femtosecond pulses in large-mode-area, higher-order-mode fiber

J. W. Nicholson, S. Ramachandran, S. Ghalmi, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3191-3193 (2006)

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We demonstrate propagation of 14 nJ femtosecond pulses through a large-mode-area, higher-order-mode (HOM) fiber with an effective area of 2100 μ m 2 . The pulses propagate stably in the LP 07 mode of the fiber through lengths as long as 12 m . The strongly chirped pulses exiting the amplifier fiber are dechirped by the high-order-mode fiber, resulting in pulses with a peak power of 61 kW after propagation in 5 m of the positive-dispersion fiber. A small amount of self-phase modulation is observed in the compressed pulses and is described well by a nonlinear Schrödinger equation model that takes into account the measured effective area and dispersion of the HOM fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

J. W. Nicholson, S. Ramachandran, S. Ghalmi, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, "Propagation of femtosecond pulses in large-mode-area, higher-order-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 3191-3193 (2006)

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