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Spatio-temporal self-focusing in femtosecond pulse transmission through multimode optical fibers

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We numerically investigate ultra-short pulse propagation in multimode optical fibers with launch peak powers approaching the critical power for self-focusing using a generalized multimode nonlinear Schrödinger equation approach. Nonlinear spatial and temporal effects combined with fiber dispersion govern pulse compression in space and time which can result in damage inducing intensity levels. Here we identify pulse parameters for which damage is avoided and high-power delivery through optical fiber is possible near the fiber zero-dispersion wavelength

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Hesketh, Graham D., Poletti, Francesco and Horak, Peter (2012) Spatio-temporal self-focusing in femtosecond pulse transmission through multimode optical fibers Journal of Lightwave Technology, 30, (17), pp. 2764-2769. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2012.2206796).

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 342422
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342422
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 3fecfad3-ccf3-4f9f-9e43-2b76caed38f4
ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764

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Date deposited: 29 Aug 2012 11:32
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:29

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Author: Graham D. Hesketh
Author: Peter Horak ORCID iD

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