Abstract

We report compression of low-power femtosecond pulses at 1.06μm in a dispersion-decreasing holey fiber. Near-adiabatic compression of 130fs pulses down to 60fs has been observed. Measured spectra and pulse shapes agree well with numerical simulations. Compression factors of ten are possible in optimized fibers.

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Dianov, E. M.

Dudley, J. M.

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Friebele, E. J.

Fry, A. R.

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Keller, U.

Kim, J.

Knight, J. C.

Kudlinski, A.

Lefort, L.

Lizier, J. T.

Maillotte, H.

Mamyshev, P. V.

Marks, B. S.

Menyuk, C. R.

Paschotta, R.

Payne, D. N.

Poletti, F.

Popov, S. V.

Price, J. H. V.

Provino, L.

Richardson, D. J.

Rulkov, A. B.

Spühler, G. J.

Taunay, T. F.

Taylor, J. R.

Town, G. E.

Travers, J. C.

Tse, M. L. V.

Weston, J.

Windeler, R. S.

Wright, B. M.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dispersion profiles used for numerical simulations for the input and output end of the fiber. Inset: scanning electron microscopy of the microstructure region of the fiber and the dispersion at 1.06 μ m along the fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output pulse duration of 3 dB for different input pulse energies from experiment and simulations with an initial Gaussian pulse of 130 fs . Dashed curve is the theoretical limit for adiabatic compression. (b) rms bandwidth from experiment and simulation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Left, experimental (solid curve) and simulated (dotted curve) spectra ( 10 dBm div. ) at different input pulse energies. Right, selected autocorrelation functions and pulse widths.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Left, simulated output spectrogram (logarithmic scale, time resolution = 0.1 ps ) of a 3.5 pJ input pulse. Right, spectrogram of a 63 fs soliton.

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τ 0 = 1.76 λ 3 D A eff 2 π 2 c n 2 E sol ,

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