Nicolas Sanner

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We present the use of a photonic crystal fiber to straightforwardly compress ultrashort pulses from a diode-pumped ytterbium laser emitting around 1 microm. 75-fs pulse generation and a large 1-1.3-microm tunability for sub-100-fs pulses is reported.
We describe the programmable spatial beam shaping of 100-kHz, 4-microJ amplified femtosecond pulses in a focal plane by wave-front modulation. Phase distributions are determined by a numerical iterative procedure. A nonpixelated optically addressed liquid-crystal light valve is used as a programmable wave-front tailoring device. Top-hat, doughnut, square,(More)
The bulk laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) fluence of Ti:sapphire is determined under single-pulse irradiation from the femtosecond to nanosecond temporal regimes in the visible and near-infrared spectral domains. In the range of explored laser conditions, the LIDT fluence increases with both pulse duration and wavelength. The results are also compared(More)
Direct three-dimensional (3D) laser writing of waveguides is highly advanced in a wide range of bandgap materials, but has no equivalent in silicon so far. We show that nanosecond laser single-pass irradiation is capable of producing channel micro-modifications deep into crystalline silicon. With an appropriate shot overlap, a relative change of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Optimization of femtosecond laser characteristics in corneal surgery is still needed to improve clinical results. In this study, we describe an original characterization technique able to measure laser damage of corneal tissues precisely and to provide complementary physical results on the laser-matter interaction. METHOD A femtosecond laser(More)
We report measurements of crater diameter and surface ablation threshold as a function of laser fluence in porcine corneal stroma and fused silica with pulse durations of 7 fs (2.7 optical cycles), 30 fs and 100 fs at 800 nm. For laser pulses with Gaussian radial intensity profile, we show experimentally that the square of the crater diameter is a linear(More)
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