Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 95–112

Optical fibre-grating pulse compressors

An invited paper

Authors

  • A. S. L. Gomes
    • Laser Optics Group, Physics DepartmentImperial College
  • A. S. Gouveia-Neto
    • Laser Optics Group, Physics DepartmentImperial College
  • J. R. Taylor
    • Laser Optics Group, Physics DepartmentImperial College
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02098261

Cite this article as:
Gomes, A.S.L., Gouveia-Neto, A.S. & Taylor, J.R. Opt Quant Electron (1988) 20: 95. doi:10.1007/BF02098261

Abstract

This article reviews the current state-of-the-art of optical pulse compressors based on the optical fibre-grating pair. As this technique has become a standard laboratory procedure providing pulses with duration shorter than those directly generated from mode-locked lasers, we review the basic mechanism of the method, the role played by additional non-linear effects (such as stimulated Raman scattering), describe the current results, with emphasis to our own work, and point out the limitations of the technique.

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