Higher-order-mode fiber optimized for energetic soliton propagation

Martin Erland Vestergaard Pedersen, Ji Cheng, Kriti Charan, Ke Wang, Chris Xu, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Dan Jakobsen

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We describe the design optimization of a higher-order-mode (HOM) fiber for energetic soliton propagation at wavelengths below 1300 nm. A new HOM fiber is fabricated according to our design criteria. The HOM fiber is pumped at 1045 nm by an energetic femtosecond fiber laser. The soliton self-frequency shift process shifts the center wavelength of the soliton to 1085 nm. The soliton has a temporal duration of 216 fs and a pulse energy of 6.3 nJ. The demonstrated pulse energy is approximately six times higher than the previous record in a solid core fiber at wavelengths below 1300 nm.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
Pages (from-to)3459-3461
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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