Nanostructured fibers for sub-10 fs optical pulse delivery (pages 566–570)
Martin Bock, Julia Skibina, Dorit Fischer, Mario Bretschneider, Reiner Wedell, Rüdiger Grunwald, Sven Burger, Valentin Beloglazov and Günter Steinmeyer
Article first published online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201300006
A novel fiber technology is presented that enables the transmission of 200 nm wide spectra over meter-long distances with minimal temporal reshaping and acceptable losses down to about 3 dB/m. Delivery of a 10 fs pulse over nearly meter distance is experimentally demonstrated, which sets a new standard for the fiber-based delivery of few-cycle pulses. Numerical simulations provide insight into the unique guiding mechanism in the novel hollow-core fiber technology, enabling dispersion parameters that are within an order of magnitude of those available in free space propagation.