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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 11155–11160

Nonlinear compression in a rod-type fiber for high energy ultrashort pulse generation

Igor Martial, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Marc Hanna, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 11155-11160 (2009)

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We report the use of nonlinear compression in a very large mode-area rod-type photonic crystal fiber. This fiber allows the use of high energy pulses in the few microjoule range. We demonstrate the compression of 4 µJ, 338 fs pulses from a fiber chirped pulse amplification (FCPA) system down to 49 fs, 41 MW peak power pulses at a repetition rate of 200 kHz with an average power of 400 mW. The nonlinear compression setup is composed of a 5-cm-long rod-type fiber and a pair of SF10 prisms. The system was optimized to obtain good temporal quality, with a temporal Strehl ration of 86 % for the compressed 49 fs pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2009
Published: June 19, 2009

Igor Martial, Dimitris Papadopulos, Marc Hanna, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges, "Nonlinear compression in a rod-type fiber for high energy ultrashort pulse generation," Opt. Express 17, 11155-11160 (2009)

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