Energy up-scalable ultrashort pulse compression using planar hollow waveguides

Akturk S., Arnold C., Zhou B., Couairon A., Mysyrowicz A.

22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Photonics-Society, Belek, Turkey, 4 - 08 October 2009, pp.314-315 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/leos.2009.5343252
  • City: Belek
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-315
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We experimentally demonstrate that high energy femtosecond laser pulses can be compressed using nonlinear propagation in gas-filled planar hollow waveguides. A stability analysis provides guidelines for up-scaling the compressible pulse energy without spatial beam-breakup.