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Ultra-short pulse compression using photonic crystal fibre

McConnell, G. and Riis, E. (2004) Ultra-short pulse compression using photonic crystal fibre. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 78 (5). pp. 557-563. ISSN 0946-2171

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    Abstract

    A short section of photonic crystal fibre has been used for ultra-short pulse compression. The unique optical properties of this novel medium in terms of high non-linearity and relatively small group velocity dispersion are shown to provide an ideal platform for the standard fibre pulse compression technique used directly on the nano-Joule output pulses from a commercial laser system. We report an order of magnitude reduction of the pulse width to 25 fs FWHM but predict a substantially improved performance with a dedicated fibre design. Good agreement is obtained with a simple model for the spectral broadening in the fibre.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 42
    Keywords: photonics, optics, lasers, crystals, ultra-short pulse compression, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all), Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Department: Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Science > Physics
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      Depositing user: Miss Jacqueline Miller
      Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2005
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:12
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/42

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