Sub-two-cycle soliton-effect pulse compression at 800 nm in photonic crystal fibers

  title={Sub-two-cycle soliton-effect pulse compression at 800 nm in photonic crystal fibers},
  author={Marco V. Tognetti and Helder M. Crespo},
  journal={Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics},
  • M. Tognetti, H. Crespo
  • Published 27 October 2006
  • Materials Science, Physics
  • Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics
The possibility of soliton self-compression of ultrashort laser pulses down to the few-cycle regime in photonic crystal fibers is numerically investigated. We show that efficient sub-two-cycle temporal compression of nanojoule-level 800 nm pulses can be achieved by employing short (typically 5 mm long) commercially available photonic crystal fibers and pulse durations of around 100 fs, regardless of initial linear chirp, and without the need of additional dispersion compensation techniques. We… 
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