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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1053–1055

Generation of femtosecond pulses at 1350 nm by Čerenkov radiation in higher-order-mode fiber

Jennifer H. Lee, James van Howe, Chris Xu, Siddharth Ramachandran, Samir Ghalmi, and Man F. Yan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1053-1055 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001053


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Abstract

We demonstrate a method of generating short pulses at 1350 nm by exciting Čerenkov radiation in a higher-order-mode fiber with a 1064 nm femtosecond fiber laser. We measure a 106 fs , 0.66 nJ output pulse. Čerenkov radiation in fibers allows for energy transfer between a soliton and a dispersive wave, providing an effective and engineerable platform to shift the wavelength of a femtosecond source. With appropriate design of the higher-order-mode fiber, this method of generating short pulses at 1350 nm can be extended to other wavelengths and to higher pulse energies.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Jennifer H. Lee, James van Howe, Chris Xu, Siddharth Ramachandran, Samir Ghalmi, and Man F. Yan, "Generation of femtosecond pulses at 1350 nm by Čerenkov radiation in higher-order-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 1053-1055 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1053

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