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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4422–4424

Optimal pulse compression in long hollow fibers

Tamas Nagy, Vladimir Pervak, and Peter Simon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 4422-4424 (2011)

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The spectral broadening performance of 1 m and 3 m long hollow fibers are compared. The 3 m capillary clearly outperforms the 1 m one in terms of both transmission and achievable spectral broadening. Starting from 1.1 mJ 71 fs pulses at 780 nm , a spectral broadening ratio of 26 was achieved using a single 3 m long argon-filled hollow fiber. After compression the measured pulse duration was 4.5 fs corresponding to a compression ratio of 16 at an energy of 0.42 mJ . Both the pulse duration and the pulse energy were limited by the applied chirped mirrors.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2011
Published: November 15, 2011

Tamas Nagy, Vladimir Pervak, and Peter Simon, "Optimal pulse compression in long hollow fibers," Opt. Lett. 36, 4422-4424 (2011)

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