Photonic band gap fibre compressed chirped-pulse oscillator

A. Fuerbach*, M. Lenner, M. J. Withford

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One of the most successful techniques for generating highenergy femtosecond laser pulses directly out of an oscillator without external amplification is based on intracavity pulse broadening due to a net positive round-trip group-delay dispersion. The main disadvantage of this concept, however, is the need to have an external compressor, often a pair of prisms separated by an optical path length of several metres. In this paper, we demonstrate for the first time an all-fibre compressor based on a photonic band gap fibre. Compared to a standard prism pair the total length of the set-up can be reduced by up to two orders of magnitude while its throughput is increased at the same time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number248
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007

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