Spatially dispersive scheme for transmission and synthesis of femtosecond pulses through a multicore fiber

T. Mansuryan, Ph. Rigaud, G. Bouwmans, V. Kermene, Y. Quiquempois, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Armand, J. Benoist, A. Barthélémy
2012 Optics Express  
A new scheme is presented for fiber transmission of ultrashort laser pulses. A dispersive device divides the input pulses into spatially separated spectral components which are individually launched in the different channels of a multicore fiber before being recombined at the output by a second dispersive device. The parallel transmission of narrow spectral bands avoids self-phase modulation and could be appropriate to deliver high peak power pulses. Phase management of the spectral bands by an
more » ... active element offers recovery of the seed pulse duration at the fiber output as well as pulse shaping capabilities. Both are reported in a proof of concept experiment using 190 fs input pulses and a 5 cores polarization maintaining fiber. Extension of the concept to femtosecond pulses amplification is suggested.
doi:10.1364/oe.20.024769 pmid:23187242 fatcat:mnmfuk7o5nbcdezupzuv72fria