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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(7): 074205    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/7/074205

Generation of few-cycle laser pulses: Comparison between atomic and molecular gases in a hollow-core fiber

Zhi-Yuan Huang(黄志远)1,2, Ye Dai(戴晔)1, Rui-Rui Zhao(赵睿睿)2, Ding Wang(王丁)2, Yu-Xin Leng(冷雨欣)2
1 Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China;
2 State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China

We numerically study the pulse compression approaches based on atomic or molecular gases in a hollow-core fiber. From the perspective of self-phase modulation (SPM), we give the extensive study of the SPM influence on a probe pulse with molecular phase modulation (MPM) effect. By comparing the two compression methods, we summarize their advantages and drawbacks to obtain the few-cycle pulses with micro- or millijoule energies. It is also shown that the double pump-probe approach can be used as a tunable dual-color source by adjusting the time delay between pump and probe pulses to proper values.

Keywords:  hollow-core fiber      phase modulation      pulses compression      few-cycle pulses  
Received:  11 December 2015      Revised:  29 February 2016      Published:  05 July 2016
PACS:  42.65.-k (Nonlinear optics)  
  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
  42.65.Jx (Beam trapping, self-focusing and defocusing; self-phase modulation)  
  42.81.Qb (Fiber waveguides, couplers, and arrays)  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11204328, 61221064, 61078037, 11127901, 11134010, and 61205208), the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2011CB808101), and the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai, China (Grant No. 13ZR1414800).

Corresponding Authors:  Ding Wang, Yu-Xin Leng     E-mail:;

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Zhi-Yuan Huang(黄志远), Ye Dai(戴晔), Rui-Rui Zhao(赵睿睿), Ding Wang(王丁), Yu-Xin Leng(冷雨欣) Generation of few-cycle laser pulses: Comparison between atomic and molecular gases in a hollow-core fiber 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 074205

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