Abstract

We present the use of a photonic crystal fiber to straightforwardly compress ultrashort pulses from a diode-pumped ytterbium laser emitting around 1 μm. 75-fs pulse generation and a large 1–1.3-μm tunability for sub-100-fs pulses is reported.

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2001 (4)

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann, “Supercontinuum generation of higher-order solitons by fission in photonic crystal fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

R. Holzwarth, M. Zimmermann, Th. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, P. Russbüldt, K. Gäbel, R. Poprawe, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, “White-light frequency comb generation with a diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1376–1378 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Coen, A. H. L. Chau, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, “White-light supercontinuum generation with 60-ps pump pulses in a photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1356–1358 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1994).

Balembois, F.

Belardi, W.

Birks, T. A.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chau, A. H. L.

Chénais, S.

Coen, S.

Cormack, I. G.

I. G. Cormack, D. T. Reid, W. J. Wadsworth, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Observation of soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 38, 167–168 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dhellemmes, S.

Druon, F.

Dudley, J.

Dudley, J. M.

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Furasawa, K.

Gäbel, K.

Gander, M. J.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Hänsch, T. W.

Harvey, J. D.

Haumesser, P. H.

Herrmann, J.

A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann, “Supercontinuum generation of higher-order solitons by fission in photonic crystal fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Holzwarth, R.

Husakou, A. V.

A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann, “Supercontinuum generation of higher-order solitons by fission in photonic crystal fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jones, J. D. C.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Knight, J. C.

I. G. Cormack, D. T. Reid, W. J. Wadsworth, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Observation of soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 38, 167–168 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. Holzwarth, M. Zimmermann, Th. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, P. Russbüldt, K. Gäbel, R. Poprawe, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, “White-light frequency comb generation with a diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1376–1378 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Coen, A. H. L. Chau, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, “White-light supercontinuum generation with 60-ps pump pulses in a photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1356–1358 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lacourt, P. A.

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Larat, C.

Lefort, L.

Leonhardt, R.

Malinowski, A.

McBride, R.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mogilevstev, D.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Monro, T. M.

Ortiz, V.

Piper, A.

Poprawe, R.

Price, J. H. V.

Ralph, S. E.

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ranka, J. K.

Raybaut, P.

Reid, D. T.

I. G. Cormack, D. T. Reid, W. J. Wadsworth, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Observation of soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 38, 167–168 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rhodes, W. T.

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Russbüldt, P.

Russel, P. St. J.

I. G. Cormack, D. T. Reid, W. J. Wadsworth, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Observation of soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 38, 167–168 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. Holzwarth, M. Zimmermann, Th. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, P. Russbüldt, K. Gäbel, R. Poprawe, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, “White-light frequency comb generation with a diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1376–1378 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Coen, A. H. L. Chau, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, “White-light supercontinuum generation with 60-ps pump pulses in a photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1356–1358 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Stentz, A. J.

Udem, Th.

Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Washburn, B. R.

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Windeler, R. S.

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. K. Ranka, R. S. Windeler, A. J. Stentz, “Visible continuum generation in air-silica microstructure optical fibers with anomalous dispersion at 800 nm,” Opt. Lett. 25, 25–27 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zimmermann, M.

Electron Lett. (1)

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevstev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Experimental measurement of group velocity dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron Lett. 35, 63–64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

B. R. Washburn, S. E. Ralph, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Dudley, W. T. Rhodes, R. S. Windeler, S. Coen, “Tunable near-infrared soliton in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 37, 1510–1511 (2001).
[CrossRef]

I. G. Cormack, D. T. Reid, W. J. Wadsworth, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russel, “Observation of soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber,” Electron. Lett. 38, 167–168 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann, “Supercontinuum generation of higher-order solitons by fission in photonic crystal fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1994).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup with the Yb:SYS oscillator and the PCF, the structure of which is illustrated in inset (a). The output beam of the system is shown in inset (b).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelations (a) and spectra (b) of the pulses before and after self-compress the PCF.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra at the output of the fiber (a) and Raman-soliton central wavelength as a function of coupled power (b).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation traces at the output of the PCF at eight different coupled powers.

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