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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2505–2510

Soliton compression of femtosecond pulses in quadratic media

S. Ashihara, J. Nishina, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 2505-2510 (2002)

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We describe efficient soliton compression of femtosecond pulses by use of cascade quadratic nonlinearity and normal dispersion in quadratic media. Pulse compression by a factor of ∼3 is achieved in ∼30-mm-long beta-barium borate at a wavelength of 800 nm. We investigate the dependence of compression performance on phase mismatch, input intensity, and propagation length. The compressed pulses are fully characterized by use of the frequency-resolved optical gating method.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

S. Ashihara, J. Nishina, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, "Soliton compression of femtosecond pulses in quadratic media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2505-2510 (2002)

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