Optical fibre-grating pulse compressors
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- Gomes, A.S.L., Gouveia-Neto, A.S. & Taylor, J.R. Opt Quant Electron (1988) 20: 95. doi:10.1007/BF02098261
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.