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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: 25624–25635

Ultrashort pulse fiber delivery with optimized dispersion control by reflection grisms at 800 nm

Meri Kalashyan, Claire Lefort, Lluís Martínez-León, Tigran Mansuryan, Levon Mouradian, and Frederic Louradour  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 25624-25635 (2012)

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We experimentally demonstrate a compact and efficient arrangement for fiber delivery of sub-30 fs energetic light pulses at 800 nm. Pulses coming from a broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator are negatively pre-chirped by a grism-pair stretcher that allows for the control of second and third orders of dispersion. At the direct exit of a 2.7-m long large mode area (LMA) photonic crystal fiber 1-nJ pulses are temporally compressed to 29 fs producing close to 30 kW of peak power. The tunability of the device is studied. Comparison between LMA fibers and standard SMF fibers is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2012
Published: October 29, 2012

Meri Kalashyan, Claire Lefort, Lluís Martínez-León, Tigran Mansuryan, Levon Mouradian, and Frederic Louradour, "Ultrashort pulse fiber delivery with optimized dispersion control by reflection grisms at 800 nm," Opt. Express 20, 25624-25635 (2012)

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