Compression of optical pulses

  title={Compression of optical pulses},
  author={J. Giordmaine and M. Duguay and J. Hansen},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics},
A scheme, similar to one used in the chirp radar, is proposed to compress in time, without loss of energy, the light pulse generated by a mode-locked laser. On the basis of preliminary experimental results obtained with a mode-locked He-Ne laser and a LiNbO 3 phase modulator, it is predicted that compression of 50-ps pulses derived from a Nd:YAG laser to 0.4 ps or less is feasible.