Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Nov 11;107(20):203901. Epub 2011 Nov 7.

Femtosecond nonlinear fiber optics in the ionization regime.

Author information

  • 1Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany.

Abstract

By using a gas-filled kagome-style photonic crystal fiber, nonlinear fiber optics is studied in the regime of optically induced ionization. The fiber offers low anomalous dispersion over a broad bandwidth and low loss. Sequences of blueshifted pulses are emitted when 65 fs, few-microjoule pulses, corresponding to high-order solitons, are launched into the fiber and undergo self-compression. The experimental results are confirmed by numerical simulations which suggest that free-electron densities of ∼10(17) cm(-3) are achieved at peak intensities of 10(14) W/cm(2) over length scales of several centimeters.

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for American Physical Society
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk