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    Nitrogen-Filled Hollow-Core Fiber Moves Laser Spectra to the Infrared

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    Researchers from Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Quebec City have introduced a method for tuning a laser’s spectrum to the infrared range. In collaboration with international partners, a team led by Luca Razzari used a hollow-core fiber filled with nitrogen to deliver optical pulses shorter than those delivered by the input laser, and with a high spatial quality.

    Existing ultrafast laser technologies are not, or not easily tunable, in the infrared range, requiring nonlinear processes, stages, and/or components to shift emission wavelengths.

    Commonly, hollow-core fibers contain monatomic gases, such as argon, to symmetrically broaden a laser spectra and then recompress them into compressed optical…

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    Oct, 15 2020 |

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