Applied Physics B

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 379–384

Chirped-pulse supercontinuum generation with a long-cavity Ti:sapphire oscillator

  • P. Dombi
  • P. Antal
  • J. Fekete
  • R. Szipőcs
  • Z. Várallyay
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Abstract

We demonstrate chirped-pulse supercontinuum generation in a conventional fibre with a relatively narrowband, long-cavity, chirped-pulse Ti:sapphire oscillator delivering 200 nJ pulses. The inherent chirp of the outcoupled pulses were overcompensated by a 4-prism compressor to overcome damage threshold problems at the fibre entrance. The resulting fibre output spectrum corresponds to a pulse length of 7 fs in the transform-limit. The experimentally observed highly efficient spectral broadening process of negatively chirped pulses in the fibre is supported by simulation data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Dombi
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Antal
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. Fekete
    • 3
  • R. Szipőcs
    • 3
  • Z. Várallyay
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. for Laser PhysicsResearch Institute for Solid-State Physics and OpticsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Institut für PhotonikTechnische Universität WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Dept. for Laser ApplicationsResearch Institute for Solid-State Physics and OpticsBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Furukawa Electric Institute of Technology Ltd.BudapestHungary

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