Generation of a cross-phase-modulated third harmonic with unamplified femtosecond Cr : forsterite laser pulses in a holey fiber Conference Paper uri icon


  • Generation of the third harmonic of unamplified 30-fs pulses of Cr:forsterite laser in a holey fiber is observed for the first time. Cross-phase modulation leads to the spectral broadening of third-harmonic pulses coming out of the fiber. This effect suggests the way of controlling the chirp of the third harmonic produced in a holey fiber and allows nonlinear-optical processes, enhanced in microstructure fibers due to the high degree of light localization in the fiber core, to be employed for frequency conversion with simultaneous pulse compression.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fedotov, A. B., Yakovlev, V. V., & Zheltikov, A. M.

complete list of authors

  • Fedotov, AB||Yakovlev, VV||Zheltikov, AM

publication date

  • February 2002