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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1410–1415

Sub-two-cycle soliton-effect pulse compression at 800 nm in photonic crystal fibers

Marco V. Tognetti and Helder M. Crespo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 1410-1415 (2007)

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The possibility of soliton self-compression of ultrashort laser pulses down to the few-cycle regime in photonic crystal fibers is numerically investigated. We show that efficient sub-two-cycle temporal compression of nanojoule-level 800 nm pulses can be achieved by employing short (typically 5 mm long) commercially available photonic crystal fibers and pulse durations of around 100 fs , regardless of initial linear chirp, and without the need of additional dispersion compensation techniques. We envision applications in a new generation of compact and efficient sub-two cycle laser pulse sources.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: May 17, 2007

Marco V. Tognetti and Helder M. Crespo, "Sub-two-cycle soliton-effect pulse compression at 800 nm in photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1410-1415 (2007)

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