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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1866–1868

Hollow-fiber compression of visible, 200 fs laser pulses to 40 fs pulse duration

I. Procino, R. Velotta, C. Altucci, S. Amoruso, R. Bruzzese, X. Wang, V. Tosa, G. Sansone, C. Vozzi, and M. Nisoli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1866-1868 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001866


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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a very simple, compact, and versatile method, based on the hollow-fiber compression technique, to shorten the temporal length of visible laser pulses of 100 300 fs to pulse durations shorter than 50 fs . In particular, 200 fs , frequency-doubled, Nd:glass laser pulses ( 527 nm ) were spectrally broadened to final bandwidths as large as 25 nm by nonlinear propagation through an Ar-filled hollow fiber. A compact, dispersive, prism-pair compressor was then used to produce as short as 40 fs , 150 μ J pulses. A very satisfactory agreement between numerical simulations and measurements is found.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: June 21, 2007

Citation
I. Procino, R. Velotta, C. Altucci, S. Amoruso, R. Bruzzese, X. Wang, V. Tosa, G. Sansone, C. Vozzi, and M. Nisoli, "Hollow-fiber compression of visible, 200 fs laser pulses to 40 fs pulse duration," Opt. Lett. 32, 1866-1868 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-13-1866

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