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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 12038–12045

Spectral broadening and compression of sub-millijoule laser pulses in hollow-core fibers filled with sulfur hexafluoride

Andreas Hoffmann, Michael Zürch, Maximilian Gräfe, and Christian Spielmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 12038-12045 (2014)

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Spectral broadening in gas-filled hollow-core fibers is discussed for sulfur hexafluoride, a molecular gas with Raman activity. Experimental results for compressed pulses are presented for input pulses longer than the Raman period and shorter than the dephasing time at a central wavelength of 800 nm and 400 nm, respectively. For both wavelengths we compress the pulses by a factor of three and maintain a good pulse quality. The obtained results are of interest for compressing pulses generated with Yb doped lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2014
Published: May 12, 2014

Andreas Hoffmann, Michael Zürch, Maximilian Gräfe, and Christian Spielmann, "Spectral broadening and compression of sub-millijoule laser pulses in hollow-core fibers filled with sulfur hexafluoride," Opt. Express 22, 12038-12045 (2014)

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