Pulse Compression Using Optical Fibers

  • B. Nikolaus
  • D. Grischkowsky
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We report a factor of 12 compression of the 5.4-ps, 1-kW pulse from a mode-locked dye laser. The pulses were frequency broadened and linearly chirped by the combined action of self-phase modulation and group velocity dispersion during passage through a 30-m single-mode optical fiber. The fiber output pulses were then compressed to 450-fs, 3-kW pulses by passage through a diffraction grating based dispersive delay line. These short pulses were tunable over the 300-Å range of the laser dye.


Output Pulse Pulse Compressor Group Velocity Dispersion Peak Output Power Autocorrelation Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Nikolaus
    • 2
  • D. Grischkowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Institut fur Angewandte PhysikUniversitat HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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