Abstract

We introduce hydrofluorocarbon molecules as an alternative medium to noble gases with low ionization potential like krypton or xenon to compress ultrashort pulses of relatively low energy in a conventional hollow core fiber with subsequent dispersion compensation. Spectral broadening of pulses from two different laser systems exceeded those achieved with argon and krypton. Initially 40 fs, 800 nm, 120 μJ pulses were compressed to few optical cycles duration. With the same approach a compression factor of more than 10 was demonstrated for an ytterbium-based laser (1030 nm, 170 fs, 200 μJ) leading to 15.6 fs.

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J. E. Beetar, S. Gholam-Mirzaei, and M. Chini, “Spectral broadening and pulse compression of a 400 μJ, 20 W Yb:KGW laser using a multi-plate medium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 051102 (2018).
[Crossref]

Y.-G. Jeong, R. Piccoli, D. Ferachou, V. Cardin, M. Chini, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, R. Morandotti, F. Légaré, B. E. Schmidt, and L. Razzari, “Direct compression of 170-fs 50-cycle pulses down to 1.5 cycles with 70% transmission,” Sci. Reports 8, 11794 (2018).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2017 (3)

2016 (4)

2015 (2)

V. Cardin, N. Thiré, S. Beaulieu, V. Wanie, F. Légaré, and B. E. Schmidt, “0.42 TW 2-cycle pulses at 1.8 μm via hollow-core fiber compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 181101 (2015).
[Crossref]

T. Balciunas, C. Fourcade-Dutin, G. Fan, T. Witting, A. A. Voronin, A. M. Zheltikov, F. Gerome, G. G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, and F. Benabid, “A strong-field driver in the single-cycle regime based on self-compression in a kagome fibre,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6117 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (3)

2013 (2)

2011 (3)

2010 (5)

2009 (2)

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

A. Suda, M. Hatayama, K. Nagasaka, and K. Midorikawa, “Generation of sub-10-fs, 5-mJ-optical pulses using a hollow fiber with a pressure gradient,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111116 (2005).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

X. M. Tong, Z. X. Zhao, and C. D. Lin, “Theory of molecular tunneling ionization,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 033402 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

S. M. Hankin, D. M. Villeneuve, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Rayner, “Intense-field laser ionization rates in atoms and molecules,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 013405 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

S. M. Hankin, D. M. Villeneuve, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Rayner, “Nonlinear ionization of organic molecules in high intensity laser fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5082–5085 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

1996 (1)

M. Nisoli, S. D. Silvestri, and O. Svelto, “Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793–2795 (1996).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

1992 (1)

S. C. Rae and K. Burnett, “Detailed simulations of plasma-induced spectral blueshifting,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1084–1090 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1984 (1)

Abdolvand, A.

Andriukaitis, G.

Anis, H.

Arisholm, G.

Baer, C. R. E.

Balciunas, T.

G. Fan, T. Balčiūnas, T. Kanai, T. Flöry, G. Andriukaitis, B. E. Schmidt, F. Légaré, and A. Baltuška, “Hollow-core-waveguide compression of multi-millijoule CEP-stable 3.2 μm pulses,” Optica 3, 1308–1311 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Balciunas, C. Fourcade-Dutin, G. Fan, T. Witting, A. A. Voronin, A. M. Zheltikov, F. Gerome, G. G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, and F. Benabid, “A strong-field driver in the single-cycle regime based on self-compression in a kagome fibre,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6117 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Baltuska, A.

T. Balciunas, C. Fourcade-Dutin, G. Fan, T. Witting, A. A. Voronin, A. M. Zheltikov, F. Gerome, G. G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, and F. Benabid, “A strong-field driver in the single-cycle regime based on self-compression in a kagome fibre,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6117 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

Baudisch, M.

Baum, P.

Beaulieu, S.

V. Cardin, N. Thiré, S. Beaulieu, V. Wanie, F. Légaré, and B. E. Schmidt, “0.42 TW 2-cycle pulses at 1.8 μm via hollow-core fiber compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 181101 (2015).
[Crossref]

Beetar, J. E.

J. E. Beetar, S. Gholam-Mirzaei, and M. Chini, “Spectral broadening and pulse compression of a 400 μJ, 20 W Yb:KGW laser using a multi-plate medium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 051102 (2018).
[Crossref]

Béjot, P.

P. Béjot, B. E. Schmidt, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and F. Legaré, “Mechanism of hollow-core-fiber infrared-supercontinuum compression with bulk material,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 063828 (2010).
[Crossref]

Benabid, F.

Biegert, J.

Blumenstein, A.

Börzsönyi, A.

Boullet, J.

Bree, C.

C. Bree, A. Demircan, and G. Steinmeyer, “Method for computing the nonlinear refractive index via Keldysh theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 433–437 (2010).
[Crossref]

Brocklesby, W. S.

J. S. Feehan, J. H. V. Price, T. J. Butcher, W. S. Brocklesby, J. G. Frey, and D. J. Richardson, “Efficient high-harmonic generation from a stable and compact ultrafast Yb-fiber laser producing 100 μJ, 350 fs pulses based on bendable photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 123, 43 (2017).
[Crossref]

Brons, J.

Burnett, K.

S. C. Rae and K. Burnett, “Detailed simulations of plasma-induced spectral blueshifting,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1084–1090 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Butcher, T. J.

J. S. Feehan, J. H. V. Price, T. J. Butcher, W. S. Brocklesby, J. G. Frey, and D. J. Richardson, “Efficient high-harmonic generation from a stable and compact ultrafast Yb-fiber laser producing 100 μJ, 350 fs pulses based on bendable photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 123, 43 (2017).
[Crossref]

Cardin, V.

Y.-G. Jeong, R. Piccoli, D. Ferachou, V. Cardin, M. Chini, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, R. Morandotti, F. Légaré, B. E. Schmidt, and L. Razzari, “Direct compression of 170-fs 50-cycle pulses down to 1.5 cycles with 70% transmission,” Sci. Reports 8, 11794 (2018).
[Crossref]

V. Cardin, N. Thiré, S. Beaulieu, V. Wanie, F. Légaré, and B. E. Schmidt, “0.42 TW 2-cycle pulses at 1.8 μm via hollow-core fiber compression,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 181101 (2015).
[Crossref]

Carstens, H.

Cerullo, G.

Chen, B.-H.

Cheng, Y.

Chini, M.

J. E. Beetar, S. Gholam-Mirzaei, and M. Chini, “Spectral broadening and pulse compression of a 400 μJ, 20 W Yb:KGW laser using a multi-plate medium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 051102 (2018).
[Crossref]

Y.-G. Jeong, R. Piccoli, D. Ferachou, V. Cardin, M. Chini, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, R. Morandotti, F. Légaré, B. E. Schmidt, and L. Razzari, “Direct compression of 170-fs 50-cycle pulses down to 1.5 cycles with 70% transmission,” Sci. Reports 8, 11794 (2018).
[Crossref]

Constant, E.

Corkum, P. B.

B. E. Schmidt, A. D. Shiner, P. Lassonde, J.-C. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Villeneuve, and F. Légaré, “CEP stable 1.6 cycle laser pulses at 1.8 μm,” Opt. Express 19, 6858–6864 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. F. Mansour, H. Anis, D. Zeidler, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Villeneuve, “Generation of 11 fs pulses by using hollow-core gas-filled fibers at a 100 kHz repetition rate,” Opt. Lett. 31, 3185–3187 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. M. Hankin, D. M. Villeneuve, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Rayner, “Intense-field laser ionization rates in atoms and molecules,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 013405 (2001).
[Crossref]

S. M. Hankin, D. M. Villeneuve, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Rayner, “Nonlinear ionization of organic molecules in high intensity laser fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5082–5085 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cormier, E.

DeLong, K. W.

Demircan, A.

C. Bree, A. Demircan, and G. Steinmeyer, “Method for computing the nonlinear refractive index via Keldysh theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 433–437 (2010).
[Crossref]

Demmler, S.

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, M. Krebs, S. Demmler, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “Single-pass high harmonic generation at high repetition rate and photon flux,” J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49, 172002 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. Rothhardt, S. Hädrich, H. Carstens, N. Herrick, S. Demmler, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “1 MHz repetition rate hollow fiber pulse compression to sub-100-fs duration at 100 W average power,” Opt. Lett. 36, 4605–4607 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Descamps, D.

Drozdy, A.

Dubrouil, A.

Dutin, C. F.

Ehberger, D.

Eidam, T.

Elu, U.

Emaury, F.

Ermolov, A.

Fabre, B.

Faccio, D.

Fan, G.

G. Fan, T. Balčiūnas, T. Kanai, T. Flöry, G. Andriukaitis, B. E. Schmidt, F. Légaré, and A. Baltuška, “Hollow-core-waveguide compression of multi-millijoule CEP-stable 3.2 μm pulses,” Optica 3, 1308–1311 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Balciunas, C. Fourcade-Dutin, G. Fan, T. Witting, A. A. Voronin, A. M. Zheltikov, F. Gerome, G. G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, and F. Benabid, “A strong-field driver in the single-cycle regime based on self-compression in a kagome fibre,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6117 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Feehan, J. S.

J. S. Feehan, J. H. V. Price, T. J. Butcher, W. S. Brocklesby, J. G. Frey, and D. J. Richardson, “Efficient high-harmonic generation from a stable and compact ultrafast Yb-fiber laser producing 100 μJ, 350 fs pulses based on bendable photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 123, 43 (2017).
[Crossref]

Ferachou, D.

Y.-G. Jeong, R. Piccoli, D. Ferachou, V. Cardin, M. Chini, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, R. Morandotti, F. Légaré, B. E. Schmidt, and L. Razzari, “Direct compression of 170-fs 50-cycle pulses down to 1.5 cycles with 70% transmission,” Sci. Reports 8, 11794 (2018).
[Crossref]

Ferencz, K.

Flöry, T.

Fourcade-Dutin, C.

T. Balciunas, C. Fourcade-Dutin, G. Fan, T. Witting, A. A. Voronin, A. M. Zheltikov, F. Gerome, G. G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, and F. Benabid, “A strong-field driver in the single-cycle regime based on self-compression in a kagome fibre,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6117 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Frey, J. G.

J. S. Feehan, J. H. V. Price, T. J. Butcher, W. S. Brocklesby, J. G. Frey, and D. J. Richardson, “Efficient high-harmonic generation from a stable and compact ultrafast Yb-fiber laser producing 100 μJ, 350 fs pulses based on bendable photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 123, 43 (2017).
[Crossref]

Frosz, M. H.

Georges, P.

Gerome, F.

T. Balciunas, C. Fourcade-Dutin, G. Fan, T. Witting, A. A. Voronin, A. M. Zheltikov, F. Gerome, G. G. Paulus, A. Baltuska, and F. Benabid, “A strong-field driver in the single-cycle regime based on self-compression in a kagome fibre,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6117 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Emaury, C. F. Dutin, C. J. Saraceno, M. Trant, O. H. Heckl, Y. Y. Wang, C. Schriber, F. Gerome, T. Südmeyer, F. Benabid, and U. Keller, “Beam delivery and pulse compression to sub-50 fs of a modelocked thin-disk laser in a gas-filled Kagome-type HC-PCF fiber,” Opt. Express 21, 4986–4994 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gholam-Mirzaei, S.

J. E. Beetar, S. Gholam-Mirzaei, and M. Chini, “Spectral broadening and pulse compression of a 400 μJ, 20 W Yb:KGW laser using a multi-plate medium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 051102 (2018).
[Crossref]

Golling, M.

Gottschall, T.

Gräfe, M.

Guichard, F.

Hädrich, S.

Y.-G. Jeong, R. Piccoli, D. Ferachou, V. Cardin, M. Chini, S. Hädrich, J. Limpert, R. Morandotti, F. Légaré, B. E. Schmidt, and L. Razzari, “Direct compression of 170-fs 50-cycle pulses down to 1.5 cycles with 70% transmission,” Sci. Reports 8, 11794 (2018).
[Crossref]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic of the experimental setup (from left to right): spectral broadening in the gas-filled HCF followed by the compression stage and the characterization of the output pulses.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Comparison of spectra for different gases in the SPM regime: R152a (120 μJ, 475 Torr), R134a (160 μJ, 525 Torr), ethylene (80 μJ, 575 Torr), argon (320 μJ, 750 Torr), and krypton (200 μJ, 550 Torr); (b) Comparison of spectra for different gases beyond the SPM regime, all at a pressure of 760 Torr (1 atm): R152a (200 μJ), R134a (200 μJ), ethylene (120 μJ), argon (320 μJ), and krypton (240 μJ). The spectrum of the initial pulse before broadening is shown in shaded grey. The spectra were measured with respect to the wavelength and the frequency axis is provided for orientation purposes only.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Experimental spectral broadening in R134a (120 μJ input pulse energy) as a function of pressure; (b) Quantitative measurement of the total bandwidth as a function of pressure for all investigated gases for an input pulse energy of 120 μJ (except argon, for 240 μJ).
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Fig. 4 (a) Spectral broadening at the ionization threshold (at indicated energies) for different gases at different pressures; (b) Measured spectra at a pressure of 500 Torr.
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Fig. 5 Result of dispersion compensation for R152a, E = 120 μJ, p = 650 Torr: (a) Experimental SHG-FROG trace; (b) Retrieved SHG-FROG trace; (c) Retrieved intensity and phase in the time domain; (d) Retrieved intensity and phase in the spectral domain. The experimental spectrum is shown in shaded grey.
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Fig. 6 Result of dispersion compensation for R134a, E = 200 μJ, p = 2000 Torr: (a) Experimental SHG-FROG trace; (b) Retrieved SHG-FROG trace; (c) Retrieved intensity and phase in the time domain; (d) Retrieved intensity and phase in the spectral domain. The experimental spectrum is shown in shaded grey.

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Table 1 Ionization potential (IP) of the different gases under investigation

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Table 2 Pulse duration with the corresponding spectral width after compression for different input pulse energies in R134a at ∼2000 Torr.

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