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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1588–1590

Generation of 4.3 fs , 1 mJ laser pulses via compression of circularly polarized pulses in a gas-filled hollow-core fiber

Xiaowei Chen, Aurélie Jullien, Arnaud Malvache, Lorenzo Canova, Antonin Borot, Alexandre Trisorio, Charles G. Durfee, and Rodrigo Lopez-Martens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp. 1588-1590 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001588


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Abstract

We report the generation of 4.3 fs , 1 mJ pulses at 1 kHz using a hollow-core fiber compressor seeded with circularly polarized laser pulses. We observe up to 30% more energy throughput compared to the case of linearly polarized laser input, together with significantly improved output spectral stability. Seeding with circularly polarized pulses proves to be an effective approach for high-energy operation of the hollow-fiber compression technique.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2009
Published: May 14, 2009

Citation
Xiaowei Chen, Aurélie Jullien, Arnaud Malvache, Lorenzo Canova, Antonin Borot, Alexandre Trisorio, Charles G. Durfee, and Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, "Generation of 4.3 fs, 1 mJ laser pulses via compression of circularly polarized pulses in a gas-filled hollow-core fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 1588-1590 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-10-1588


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