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Ultrashort pulse compression and delivery in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber at 540 nm wavelength


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Mosley, P. J., Huang, W. C., Welch, M. G., Mangan, B. J., Wadsworth, W. J. and Knight, J. C., 2010. Ultrashort pulse compression and delivery in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber at 540 nm wavelength. Optics Letters, 35 (21), pp. 3589-3591.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003589

    Abstract

    We have fabricated a bandgap-guiding hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (PCF) capable of transmitting and compressing ultrashort pulses in the green spectral region around 532 nm. When propagating subpicosecond pulses through 1 m of this fiber, we have observed soliton-effect temporal compression by up to a factor of 3 to around 100 fs. This reduces the wavelength at which soliton effects have been observed in hollow-core PCF by over 200 nm. We have used the pulses delivered at the output of the fiber to machine micrometer-scale features in copper.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsMosley, P. J., Huang, W. C., Welch, M. G., Mangan, B. J., Wadsworth, W. J. and Knight, J. C.
    DOI10.1364/OL.35.003589
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
    Research CentresCentre for Photonics and Photonic Materials
    Publisher StatementWadsworth_Opt_Lett_2010_25_1_3589.pdf: © 2010 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003589. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code22007

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