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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1997
  • pp: 102–104

Optical pulse compression to 5 fs at a 1-MHz repetition rate

Andrius Baltuska, Zhiyi Wei, Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, and Douwe A. Wiersma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 102-104 (1997)

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We report on the characterization and compression of the white-light continuum produced by injection of a 13-fs pulse from a cavity-dumped self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser into a single-mode fiber. Pulses as short as 5 fs were generated at repetition rates up to 1 MHz.

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Andrius Baltuska, Zhiyi Wei, Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, and Douwe A. Wiersma, "Optical pulse compression to 5 fs at a 1-MHz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 22, 102-104 (1997)

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