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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19142–19149

Temporal pulse compression in a xenon-filled Kagome-type hollow-core photonic crystal fiber at high average power

O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, C. R. E. Baer, T. Südmeyer, Y. Y. Wang, Y. Cheng, F. Benabid, and U. Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19142-19149 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.019142


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Abstract

In this study we demonstrate the suitability of Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers (HC-PCF) for multiwatt average power pulse compression. We spectrally broadened picosecond pulses from a SESAM mode-locked thin disk laser in a xenon gas filled Kagome-type HC-PCF and compressed these pulses to below 250 fs with a hypocycloid-core fiber and 470 fs with a single cell core defect fiber. The compressed average output power of 7.2 W and 10.2 W at a pulse repetition rate of approximately 10 MHz corresponds to pulse energies of 0.7 µJ and 1 µJ and to peak powers of 1.6 MW and 1.7 MW, respectively. Further optimization of the fiber parameters should enable pulse compression to below 50 fs duration at substantially higher pulse energies.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

Citation
O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, C. R. E. Baer, T. Südmeyer, Y. Y. Wang, Y. Cheng, F. Benabid, and U. Keller, "Temporal pulse compression in a xenon-filled Kagome-type hollow-core photonic crystal fiber at high average power," Opt. Express 19, 19142-19149 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-20-19142


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