Ultra-short pulse compression using photonic crystal fibre

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Abstract

A short section of photonic crystal fibre has been used for ultra-short pulse compression. The unique optical properties of this novel medium in terms of high non-linearity and relatively small group velocity dispersion are shown to provide an ideal platform for the standard fibre pulse compression technique used directly on the nano-Joule output pulses from a commercial laser system. We report an order of magnitude reduction of the pulse width to 25 fs FWHM but predict a substantially improved performance with a dedicated fibre design. Good agreement is obtained with a simple model for the spectral broadening in the fibre.
LanguageEnglish
Pages557-563
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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  • photonics
  • optics
  • lasers
  • crystals
  • ultra-short pulse compression

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In: Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Vol. 78, No. 5, 2004, p. 557-563.

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