3-ps compressed pulses from a mode-locked Kr+ laser

Valk, B.; Vilhelmsson, K.; Salour, M. M.
March 1987
Applied Physics Letters;3/16/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p656
Academic Journal
We report on 33× compression of 100-ps mode-locked Kr+ laser pulses at 647.1 nm by using a fiber-grating-pair compressor. Pulses with very low wings have been achieved by making use of the nonlinear birefringence effect leading to an intensity-dependent state of polarization. The discrimination of the wings took place in the grating compressor which acted as a polarizer.


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