Pulse compression of nanojoule pulses in the visible using microstructure optical fiber and dispersion compensation
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- Lakó, S., Seres, J., Apai, P. et al. Appl Phys B (2003) 76: 267. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-1090-6
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Experimental results on the pulse compression of 1-nJ, 150-fs pulses from a tunable, 76-MHz Ti:sapphire laser oscillator operating at around 750 nm are reported. The length of the pulses can be compressed to nearly one tenth by applying a high-delta, single-mode microstructured optical fiber exhibiting zero group-delay dispersion at 767 nm, and by a prism-pair/chirped-mirror compressor. The experimental results are verified by theoretical investigations modeling the pulse propagation taking into account non-linear self-phase modulation and fiber dispersion.