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Design and fabrication of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for high-power ultrashort pulse transportation and pulse compression


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Wang, Y. Y., Peng, X., Alharbi, M., Dutin, C. F., Bradley, T. D., Gérôme, F., Mielke, M., Booth, T. and Benabid, F., 2012. Design and fabrication of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for high-power ultrashort pulse transportation and pulse compression. Optics Letters, 37 (15), pp. 3111-3113.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003111

    Abstract

    We report on the recent design and fabrication of kagome-type hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for the purpose of high-power ultrashort pulse transportation. The fabricated seven-cell three-ring hypocycloid-shaped large core fiber exhibits an up-to-date lowest attenuation (among all kagome fibers) of 40 dB/km over a broadband transmission centered at 1500 nm. We show that the large core size, low attenuation, broadband transmission, single-mode guidance, and low dispersion make it an ideal host for high-power laser beam transportation. By filling the fiber with helium gas, a 74 μJ, 850 fs, and 40 kHz repetition rate ultrashort pulse at 1550 nm has been faithfully delivered at the fiber output with little propagation pulse distortion. Compression of a 105 μJ laser pulse from 850 fs down to 300 fs has been achieved by operating the fiber in ambient air.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWang, Y. Y., Peng, X., Alharbi, M., Dutin, C. F., Bradley, T. D., Gérôme, F., Mielke, M., Booth, T. and Benabid, F.
    DOI10.1364/OL.37.003111
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
    Publisher StatementBenabid_Opt_Lett_2012_37_15_3111.pdf: © 2012 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.37.003111. 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 Code31388

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