We introduce hydrofluorocarbon molecules as an alternative medium to noble gases with low ionization potential like krypton or xenon to compress ultrashort pulses of relatively low energy in a conventional hollow core fiber with subsequent dispersion compensation. Spectral broadening of pulses from two different laser systems exceeded those achieved with argon and krypton. Initially 40 fs, 800 nm, 120 µJ pulses were compressed to few optical cycles duration. With the same approach a compression factor of more than 10 was demonstrated for an ytterbium-based laser (1030 nm, 170 fs, 200 µJ) leading to 15.6 fs.

Molecular gases for pulse compression in hollow core fibers

Piccoli R.;
2018-01-01

Abstract

We introduce hydrofluorocarbon molecules as an alternative medium to noble gases with low ionization potential like krypton or xenon to compress ultrashort pulses of relatively low energy in a conventional hollow core fiber with subsequent dispersion compensation. Spectral broadening of pulses from two different laser systems exceeded those achieved with argon and krypton. Initially 40 fs, 800 nm, 120 µJ pulses were compressed to few optical cycles duration. With the same approach a compression factor of more than 10 was demonstrated for an ytterbium-based laser (1030 nm, 170 fs, 200 µJ) leading to 15.6 fs.
2018
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