Abstract

We demonstrate a method of generating short pulses at 1350nm by exciting Čerenkov radiation in a higher-order-mode fiber with a 1064nm femtosecond fiber laser. We measure a 106fs, 0.66nJ 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 1350nm can be extended to other wavelengths and to higher pulse energies.

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J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup used to measure the Čerenkov pulse generated in the HOM fiber, (b) measured dispersion for the LP 02 mode in the HOM fiber, (c) the measured mode profile of the LP 02 mode. VOA, variable optical attenuator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectrum at output of the HOM fiber module. (a) From experiment, (b) from simulation. Insets show source spectra in a 30 nm window.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Čerenkov output pulse energy as a function of input pulse energy.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity autocorrelation traces of Čerenkov pulse, (a) at the output of the HOM fiber module, without dispersion compensation, and (b) dispersion compensated pulse. Vertical axes span from 1 to 3 for collinear autocorrelation. Interferometric autocorrelation traces are shown in the insets. Assuming the pulse shape predicted by simulation, this corresponds to pulse widths of (a) 465 fs and (b) 106 fs .

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