Temporal pulse compression in a xenon-filled Kagome-type hollow-core photonic crystal fiber at high average power

O H Heckl, C J Saraceno, C R E Baer, T Sudmeyer, Y Y Wang, Yu Cheng, F Benabid, U Keller

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Abstract

In this study we demonstrate the suitability of Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers (HC-PCF) for multiwatt average power pulse compression. We spectrally broadened picosecond pulses from a SESAM mode-locked thin disk laser in a xenon gas filled Kagome-type HC-PCF and compressed these pulses to below 250 fs with a hypocycloid-core fiber and 470 fs with a single cell core defect fiber. The compressed average output power of 7.2 W and 10.2 W at a pulse repetition rate of approximately 10 MHz corresponds to pulse energies of 0.7 J and 1 J and to peak powers of 1.6 MW and 1.7 MW, respectively. Further optimization of the fiber parameters should enable pulse compression to below 50 fs duration at substantially higher pulse energies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19142-19149
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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