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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6153–6159

Soliton pulse compression in photonic band-gap fibers.

Dimitre G. Ouzounov, Christopher J. Hensley, Alexander L. Gaeta, Natesan Venkateraman, Michael T. Gallagher, and Karl W. Koch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6153-6159 (2005)

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We report on pulse compression using a hollow-core photonic band-gap fiber filled with Xe. Output pulses with megawatt peak powers and durations of 50 fs have been generated from 120-fs input pulses. The large third-order dispersion inherent in these fibers degrades the optimal compression ratio and prevents generation of even shorter pulses. Nevertheless, for picosecond input pulses, compression to less than 100 fs is predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Dimitre Ouzounov, Christopher Hensley, Alexander Gaeta, Natesan Venkateraman, Michael Gallagher, and Karl Koch, "Soliton pulse compression in photonic band-gap fibers.," Opt. Express 13, 6153-6159 (2005)

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