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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 9099–9108

Wavelength scaling of optimal hollow-core fiber compressors in the single-cycle limit

Eduardo Granados, Li-Jin Chen, Chien-Jen Lai, Kyung-Han Hong, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9099-9108 (2012)

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We systematically investigate supercontinuum generation using three-dimensional numerical simulations of nonlinear femtosecond pulse propagation in hollow-core fibers (HCF) at different pump wavelengths ranging from 400 nm to 2 μm. A general design strategy for HCF compressors is presented, maximizing the spectral broadening while preserving high beam quality for given pump pulse energy, duration and wavelength. We show close fitting of the modeled results with simple analytical formulas, enabling the construction of high-energy pulse compressors at the wavelength range of interest. Based on the presented wavelength scaling study, we propose an orthogonally polarized two-color pumping scheme in a single HCF compressor for the coherent synthesis of the electric fields in the sub-cycle regime with mJ level energies.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2012
Published: April 4, 2012

Eduardo Granados, Li-Jin Chen, Chien-Jen Lai, Kyung-Han Hong, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Wavelength scaling of optimal hollow-core fiber compressors in the single-cycle limit," Opt. Express 20, 9099-9108 (2012)

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