Carefully dispersion- and nonlinearity-managed cascades of gas-filled hollow-core fibers enable, as our theoretical analysis shows, efficient pulse compression with ultrahigh compression ratios. With dispersion and nonlinearity of individual fibers in such cascades optimized toward distinctly different goal functions, millijoule picosecond laser pulses can be compressed to sub-100-GW subcycle field waveforms.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published: October 22, 2013
A. A. Voronin, J. M. Mikhailova, M. Gorjan, Zs. Major, and A. M. Zheltikov, "Pulse compression to subcycle field waveforms with split-dispersion cascaded hollow fibers," Opt. Lett. 38, 4354-4357 (2013)