Abstract

Spectral compression by self-phase modulation of amplitude- and phase-shaped pulses is demonstrated as superior compared to pulses that have only been phase shaped. We synthesize linearly negatively chirped parabolic pulses, which we send through a nonlinear photonic crystal fiber, in which self-phase modulation compresses the spectrum of the pulses to within 20% of the Fourier transform limit.

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A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
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2006 (2)

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2004 (2)

J.-X. Cheng and X. Xie, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 827 (2004).
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J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 74, 191 (2002).
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1978 (1)

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Chatel, B.

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
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Cheng, J.-X.

J.-X. Cheng and X. Xie, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 827 (2004).
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Clark, W.

F. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
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Coujaud, A.

Cruz, C.

Deguil-Robin, N.

Dudley, J.

M. Fermann, V. Kruglov, B. Thomsen, J. Dudley, and J. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
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Dupriez, P.

C. Finot, A. Guenot, and P. Dupriez, Ann. Phys. 32, 71 (2007).
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Fermann, M.

M. Fermann, V. Kruglov, B. Thomsen, J. Dudley, and J. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
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Finot, C.

Fragnito, H.

Freudiger, C.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
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Gabler, T.

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 74, 191 (2002).
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Guenot, A.

C. Finot, A. Guenot, and P. Dupriez, Ann. Phys. 32, 71 (2007).
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Harvey, J.

M. Fermann, V. Kruglov, B. Thomsen, J. Dudley, and J. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
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He, C.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Holtom, G.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
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Hönninger, C.

Höpfel, R.

M. Oberthaler and R. Höpfel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1017 (1993).
[Crossref]

Ilday, F.

F. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kang, J.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Keiding, S.

Koshiba, M.

Kruglov, V.

M. Fermann, V. Kruglov, B. Thomsen, J. Dudley, and J. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Lin, C.

R. Stolen and C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[Crossref]

Lu, S.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Manek-Hönninger, I.

Mansur, N.

Min, W.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Monmayrant, A.

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Mottay, E.

Oberthaler, M.

M. Oberthaler and R. Höpfel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1017 (1993).
[Crossref]

Okhotnikov, O.

M. Rusu and O. Okhotnikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091118 (2006).
[Crossref]

Parmigiani, F.

Petropoulos, P.

Planas, S.

Ralph, S.

Richardson, D.

Röser, F.

Rusu, M.

M. Rusu and O. Okhotnikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091118 (2006).
[Crossref]

Saar, B.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Saitoh, K.

Salin, F.

Schimpf, D.

Schreiber, T.

Stolen, R.

R. Stolen and C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[Crossref]

Thøgersen, J.

Thomsen, B.

M. Fermann, V. Kruglov, B. Thomsen, J. Dudley, and J. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tsai, J.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tünnermann, A.

Washburn, B.

Weber, S.

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Weiner, A.

A. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[Crossref]

Wise, F.

F. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Xie, X.

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-X. Cheng and X. Xie, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 827 (2004).
[Crossref]

Zellmer, H.

Ann. Phys. (1)

C. Finot, A. Guenot, and P. Dupriez, Ann. Phys. 32, 71 (2007).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 74, 191 (2002).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. Rusu and O. Okhotnikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091118 (2006).
[Crossref]

M. Oberthaler and R. Höpfel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1017 (1993).
[Crossref]

J. Phys. B (1)

A. Monmayrant, S. Weber, and B. Chatel, J. Phys. B 43, 103001 (2010).
[Crossref]

J. Phys. Chem. B (1)

J.-X. Cheng and X. Xie, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 827 (2004).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

R. Stolen and C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. Fermann, V. Kruglov, B. Thomsen, J. Dudley, and J. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

C. Freudiger, W. Min, B. Saar, S. Lu, G. Holtom, C. He, J. Tsai, J. Kang, and X. Xie, Science 322, 1857 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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(a), (b) SC of a Gaussian pulse with τ = 1500 fs , α = 5.6 × 10 6 fs 2 , and E pulse = 2.8 nJ . (c), (d) SC of a parabolic pulse with τ = 1500 fs , α = 5 × 10 6 fs 2 , and E pulse = 1.8 nJ . (e), (f) SC of a parabolic pulse with τ = 2500 fs , α = 3 × 10 6 fs 2 , and E pulse = 5.8 nJ . Upper panel: solid curve, intensity autocorrelations of the spectrally compressed pulses E SC displaying autocorrelation FWHMs Δ t AC and corresponding pulse FWHMs τ. Lower panel: dashed curve, laser spectra | E laser ( ω ) | 2 ; thin solid curve, shaped spectra | E shaped ( ω ) | 2 ; dashed–dotted curve, target spectra | E target ( ω ) | 2 ; thick solid curve, spectrally compressed spectra | E SC ( ω ) | 2 ; and thick gray curve, calculated transform-limited spectra | E FTL ( ω ) | 2 . Note that the intensities are normalized and on a logarithmic scale.

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E ( t ) = { I 0 1 2 t 2 τ 2 e i α t 2 2 t / τ 2 0 otherwise ,
E ( t , L ) = e i γ | E ( t , 0 ) | 2 L E ( t , 0 ) ,
= e i γ I 0 ( 1 2 t 2 τ 2 ) L + i α t 2 | E ( t , 0 ) | ,
d d t ϕ ( t ) = 4 γ I 0 t τ 2 L + 2 α t
d d t ϕ ( t ) = 8 ln 2 γ I 0 L t τ 2 e 4 ln 2 t 2 / τ 2 + 2 α t ,
H ( ω ) = | E target ( ω ) | | E laser ( ω ) | e i ϕ target ( ω ) ,

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