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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 5 — Aug. 28, 2000
  • pp: 210–214

Nonlinear propagation of negatively chirped pulses: Maximizing the peak intensity at the output of a fiber probe

Mon Thiri Myaing, Junji Urayama, Alan Braun, and Theodore B. Norris  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 5, pp. 210-214 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.7.000210


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Abstract

A simple phenomenological scaling behavior is found for the power dependence of the pulse width for negatively pre-chirped pulses propagating in a normally dispersive fiber; the consequences for maximizing nonlinear signals such as two-photon fluorescence excited at the fiber output are considered.

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OCIS Codes
(170.2520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Fluorescence microscopy
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2000
Published: August 28, 2000

Citation
Mon Thiri Myaing, Junji Urayama, Alan Braun, and Theodore Norris, "Nonlinear propagation of negatively chirped pulses: Maximizing the peak intensity at the output of a fiber probe," Opt. Express 7, 210-214 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-7-5-210


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