• Chaotic chirped-pulse oscillators 

      Sorokin, Evgeni; Tolstik, Nikolai; Kalashnikov, Vladimir; Sorokina, Irina T (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      We present results of experimental investigation of the chaotic and quasi-periodic regime in the chirped-pulsed (dissipative soliton) Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe mid-IR oscillators with significant third-order dispersion. The ...
    • Continuum generation in Mid-IR from Tm-doped germanate fiber using femtosecond Cr:ZnS laser 

      Tolstik, Nikolai; Klimentov, Dmitry; Dvoyrin, Vladislav; Sorokina, Irina T; Kalashnikov, Vladimir; Sorokin, Evgeni (Chapter, 2012)
      The mid-IR supercontinuum generation in fibers has received much attention due to its broad applicability to high-resolution spectroscopy and trace gas analysis, frequency metrology and optical coherence tomography (OCT). ...
    • Nonlinear Propagation of mid-IR Femtosecond Pulses in ZBLAN Fiber 

      Tolstik, Nikolai; Sorokin, Evgeni; Kalashnikov, Vladimir; Sorokina, Irina T (Chapter, 2012)
      We demonstrate environmentally protected delivery of high-power femtosecond mid-IR pulses in a single-mode ZBLAN fiber by soliton formation. A 70-fs Cr:ZnS laser at 2.4 µm reaches this regime already at ~1.5 nJ launched ...
    • Soliton absorption spectroscopy in normal-dispersion lasers 

      Kalashnikov, Vladimir; Sorokin, Evgeni; Sorokina, Irina T (Chapter, 2010)
      An all-normal-dispersion oscillator with narrowband intracavity absorption acquires spectral features which follow the index of refraction of the absorber, as confirmed by experimental obsevation. Compared to the conventional ...
    • Spectral Broadening of mid-IR Femtosecond Pulses in Highly Germanium Doped Fiber 

      Tolstik, Nikolai; Klimentov, Dmitry; Dvoyrin, Vladislav; Sorokina, Irina T; Sorokin, Evgeni; Kalashnikov, Vladimir (Chapter, 2012)
      We demonstrate significant spectral broadening of femtosecond mid-IR pulses directly from the oscillator in a simple step-index single-mode highly Ge-doped fiber at only 150 pJ pulse energies in the spectral window around 2.38 µm.
    • Supercontinuum generation in Mid-IR using Chalcogenide and Germanate Nonlinear Fiber 

      Tolstik, Nikolai; Sorokin, Evgeni; Kalashnikov, Vladimir; Klimentov, Dmitry; Dvoyrin, Vladislav; Sorokina, Irina T (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      We demonstrate mid-infrared (mid-IR) supercontinuum generation with bandwidth from 2 to 2.8 μm at 20 dB below the peak in nonlinear step-index chalcogenide fiber using femtosecond mid-IR pulses directly from the oscillator. ...