All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov source

Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Uffe Visbech Møller, H. Tu, S. A. Boppart, Dmitry Turchinovich

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Abstract

An all-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov radiation source is demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. Using a stable monolithic femtosecond Ybdoped fiber laser as the pump source, and the combination of photonic crystal fibers as the wave-conversion medium, we have generated tunable Cherenkov radiation at visible wavelengths 580 - 630 nm, with pulse duration of sub-160 fs, and the 3 dB spectral bandwidth not exceeding 36 nm. Such femtosecond source can find applications in practical biophotonics such as bio-imaging and microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXVIIIth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena : Novel Pulsed Sources: Oscillators, Amplifiers, Nonlinear Mixing, Electrons, X-Rays
Number of pages3
PublisherEDP Sciences
Publication date2013
Article number10017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event18th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (UP 2012) - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Jul 201213 Jul 2012
http://www.up2012.org/

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (UP 2012)
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period08/07/201213/07/2012
Internet address
SeriesE P J Web of Conferences
Volume41
ISSN2100-014X

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