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

Peter James Mosley, W C Huang, Matthew G Welch, Brian J Mangan, William J Wadsworth, Jonathan C Knight

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages3589-3591
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number21
DOIs
StatusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

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Ultrashort pulse compression and delivery in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber at 540 nm wavelength. / Mosley, Peter James; Huang, W C; Welch, Matthew G; Mangan, Brian J; Wadsworth, William J; Knight, Jonathan C.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 21, 01.11.2010, p. 3589-3591.

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