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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23088–23094

Femtosecond ultrashort pulse generation by addition of positive material dispersion

Takayuki Suzuki and Masayuki Katsuragawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23088-23094 (2010)

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We demonstrate femtosecond ultrashort pulse generation by adding further positive group velocity dispersion (GVD) to compensate for the presence of positive GVD. The idea is based on the integer temporal Talbot phenomenon. The broad Raman sidebands with a frequency spacing of 10.6 THz are compressed to form a train of Fourier-transform-limited pulses by passing the sidebands through a device made of dispersive material of variable thickness.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2010
Published: October 18, 2010

Takayuki Suzuki and Masayuki Katsuragawa, "Femtosecond ultrashort pulse generation by addition of positive material dispersion," Opt. Express 18, 23088-23094 (2010)

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