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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 10 — Oct. 5, 2012

Design and fabrication of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for high-power ultrashort pulse transportation and pulse compression

Y. Y. Wang, Xiang Peng, M. Alharbi, C. Fourcade Dutin, T. D. Bradley, F. Gérôme, Michael Mielke, Timothy Booth, and F. Benabid  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3111-3113 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003111


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Abstract

We report on the recent design and fabrication of kagome-type hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for the purpose of high-power ultrashort pulse transportation. The fabricated seven-cell three-ring hypocycloid-shaped large core fiber exhibits an up-to-date lowest attenuation (among all kagome fibers) of 40dB/km over a broadband transmission centered at 1500 nm. We show that the large core size, low attenuation, broadband transmission, single-mode guidance, and low dispersion make it an ideal host for high-power laser beam transportation. By filling the fiber with helium gas, a 74 μJ, 850 fs, and 40 kHz repetition rate ultrashort pulse at 1550 nm has been faithfully delivered at the fiber output with little propagation pulse distortion. Compression of a 105 μJ laser pulse from 850 fs down to 300 fs has been achieved by operating the fiber in ambient air.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2012
Published: July 20, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Y. Y. Wang, Xiang Peng, M. Alharbi, C. Fourcade Dutin, T. D. Bradley, F. Gérôme, Michael Mielke, Timothy Booth, and F. Benabid, "Design and fabrication of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for high-power ultrashort pulse transportation and pulse compression," Opt. Lett. 37, 3111-3113 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-15-3111

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