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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9372–9377

Third-order spectral phase compensation in parabolic pulse compression

Y. Zaouter, D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, E. Cormier, and P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9372-9377 (2007)

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We report on the use of a hybrid compressor system consisting in a set of prisms embedded in a sequence of gratings specifically designed to optimize the compression of amplified parabolic pulses. Spectral phase measurements confirm that, as opposed to traditional gratings compressors, the third-order spectral phase is efficiently compensated in our system. We show that compression optimization leads to the enhancement of the temporal Strehl ratio from 0.67 using conventional compressor to 0.96 using our system. We demonstrate that prisms embedded gratings compressors assert itself as a simple and efficient solution to third-order dispersion compensation as this issue grows rapidly with the scaling of the performance in energy and bandwidth of parabolic fiber amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2007
Published: July 13, 2007

Y. Zaouter, D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, E. Cormier, and P. Georges, "Third-order spectral phase compensation in parabolic pulse compression," Opt. Express 15, 9372-9377 (2007)

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