Generation of 3.8-fs pulses from adaptive compression of a cascaded hollow fiber supercontinuum

Opt Lett. 2003 Oct 15;28(20):1987-9. doi: 10.1364/ol.28.001987.


We demonstrate generation of 3.8-fs pulses with energies of up to 15 microJ from a supercontinuum produced in two cascaded hollow fibers. Ultrabroadband dispersion compensation was achieved through a closed-loop combination of a spatial light modulator for adaptive pulse compression and spectral-phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER) measurements as feedback signal.