"Amplified femtosecond pulses from an Er:fiber system: Nonlinear pulse shortening and self-referencing detection of the carrier-envelope phase evolution"F. Tauser, A. Leitenstorfer, W. Zinth
OPTICS EXPRESS 11 (2003) 594-600
We present an improved design of an amplified Er: fiber laser system for the generation of intense femtosecond pulses. By properly controlling the influence of optical
nonlinearities inside a stretched pulse amplifier, the spectrum is broadened to over 100 nm. The pulses are recompressed to 65 fs. A linearly polarized output of 110 mW is
obtained at 67 MHz repetition rate. As a first application, we report the generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum inside a short piece of a highly nonlinear fiber.
Self-referencing detection of the carrier-envelope phase evolution with an f-to-2f interferometer is demonstrated.
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