Femtosecond pulses at 20 GHz repetition rate through spectral masking of a phase modulated signal and nonlinear pulse compression

B.H. Chapman, A.V. Doronkin, J.M. Stone, J.C. Knight, S.V. Popov, J.R. Taylor

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We present a laser system capable of producing 190 femtosecond pulses at a repetition rate of 20 GHz. The spectral masking of a phase modulated diode laser is used to produce a train of picosecond pulses which are compressed using a fibre-grating compressor followed by subsequent adiabatic soliton compression to the femtosecond regime using a tapered photonic crystal fiber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5671-5676
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013


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