Engineering laser pulses with shorter duration (below the picosecond duration-regime) is a strong driver in a number of scientific and industrial applications. For example, it is behind the revolutionary transformation of laser micromachining and bio-engineering and surgery where materials are now machined, engraved and cut with high precision and with no heat. Another example is the highly challenging laser based particle accelerators where among the key technological challenges is a device that can handle large amounts of pulse energy (>100 mJ) and compression below the 10 fs. GLO hollow fiber and PMC technology enables unprecedented control in optical pulses allowing over 10 times compression of sub-picosecond laser pulses in a single and compact fiber-photonic component. GLO can design and produce fiber based pulse compressors that are tailored to the variety of ultra-short pulse (USP) lasers that exist in the market.
On the right you will find some representative literature on "Laser compression" topics.