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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3527–3536

Generation of high energy, 30 fs pulses at 527 nm by hollow-fiber compression technique

J. Xia, C. Altucci, S. Amoruso, R. Bruzzese, R. Velotta, and X. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3527-3536 (2008)

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The compression of 300-fs-long, chirp-free laser pulses at 527 nm down to 30 fs is reported. The laser pulses, originated from a frequency-doubled, mode-locked Nd:glass laser, were compressed by a 0.7-m-long, 150-µm-bore-diameter, argon-filled hollow fiber, and a pair of SF10 prisms with a final energy of 160 µJ. These are the shortest, high energy pulses ever produced by direct pulse compression at the central wavelength of 527 nm. The spectral broadening of the pulses propagating inside the hollow fiber was experimentally examined for various filling-gas pressures and input pulse energies. The spectral width of the pulses was broadened up to 25 nm, and 27 nm for argon- and krypton-filled hollow fiber, respectively, at a gas pressure lower than 2 bar. The physical limitations of the hollow-fiber pulse compression technique applied in the visible range are also studied.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2008
Published: March 3, 2008

J. Xia, C. Altucci, S. Amoruso, R. Bruzzese, R. Velotta, and X. Wang, "Generation of high energy, 30 fs pulses at 527 nm by hollow-fiber compression technique," Opt. Express 16, 3527-3536 (2008)

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