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Delivery of femtosecond pulses by hollow-core optical fiber
Author(s): Yuji Matsuura
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Paper Abstract

Flexible hollow-glass fibers with inner coating of silver and polymer are employed for delivery of femtosceond laser pulses. In the experiment, ultrashort pulses with a pulse width of 196 fsec, energy of 0.7 mJ, and repetition rate of 1 kHz are transmitted with no damage on the hollow optical fiber. The transmission loss is 0.13 dB in the 1.0-mm bore fiber and pulse broadening after transmission in 1-m long fiber is 17 fsec. Theoretical calculation shows that the numbers of transmitted modes in the fiber is estimated from the pulse broadening.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6881, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII, 68810Z (21 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786638
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Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6881:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Christopher B. Schaffer, Editor(s)

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