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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 292–294

Pulse compression and fiber delivery of 45 fs Fourier transform limited pulses at 830 nm

Claire Lefort, Tigran Mansuryan, Frédéric Louradour, and Alain Barthelemy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 292-294 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000292


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Abstract

A specific scheme is used for fiber delivery of ultrashort pulses using conventional elements. Starting from a standard femtosecond Ti : Al 2 O 3 oscillator ( 150 fs @ 830 nm ), perfectly compressed ultrashort pulses with a duration of 45 fs are produced at the output of a standard two meter long single-mode fiber. The setup allows compensating independently and simultaneously second and third orders of chromatic dispersion as well as management of self-phase modulation in the fiber. It includes an optimized dispersion compensation line made of the assembly of diffraction gratings and prisms. The unsurpassed performances of the device are experimentally and numerically highlighted. Fiber delivery of sub-30 fs multinanojoule pulses is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2010
Published: January 13, 2011

Citation
Claire Lefort, Tigran Mansuryan, Frédéric Louradour, and Alain Barthelemy, "Pulse compression and fiber delivery of 45 fs Fourier transform limited pulses at 830 nm," Opt. Lett. 36, 292-294 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-292


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