Applied Physics B

, Volume 106, Issue 2, pp 379–384

Cross-validation of theoretically quantified fiber continuum generation and absolute pulse measurement by MIIPS for a broadband coherently controlled optical source

  • H. Tu
  • Y. Liu
  • J. Lægsgaard
  • D. Turchinovich
  • M. Siegel
  • D. Kopf
  • H. Li
  • T. Gunaratne
  • S. A. Boppart
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-011-4746-2

Cite this article as:
Tu, H., Liu, Y., Lægsgaard, J. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2012) 106: 379. doi:10.1007/s00340-011-4746-2

Abstract

The predicted spectral phase of a fiber continuum pulsed source rigorously quantified by the scalar generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation is found to be in excellent agreement with that measured by multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan (MIIPS) with background subtraction. This cross-validation confirms the absolute pulse measurement by MIIPS and the transform-limited compression of the fiber continuum pulses by the pulse shaper performing the MIIPS measurement, and permits the subsequent coherent control on the fiber continuum pulses by this pulse shaper. The combination of the fiber continuum source with the MIIPS-integrated pulse shaper produces compressed transform-limited 9.6 fs (FWHM) pulses or arbitrarily shaped pulses at a central wavelength of 1020 nm, an average power over 100 mW, and a repetition rate of 76 MHz. In comparison to the 229-fs pump laser pulses that generate the fiber continuum, the compressed pulses reflect a compression ratio of 24.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Tu
    • 1
  • Y. Liu
    • 1
  • J. Lægsgaard
    • 2
  • D. Turchinovich
    • 2
  • M. Siegel
    • 3
  • D. Kopf
    • 3
  • H. Li
    • 4
  • T. Gunaratne
    • 4
  • S. A. Boppart
    • 1
  1. 1.Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and TechnologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.DTU Fotonik—Department of Photonics EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.High Q Laser Innovation GmbHRankweilAustria
  4. 4.BioPhotonics Solutions, Inc.East LansingUSA