Abstract

Sub-25 fs pulses from a multipass amplifier system have been spectrally broadened in a hollow fiber up to 250 nm. Using a combination of a prism compressor and an improved acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter (AOPDF), we were able to compress the pulses close to their transform limit. Under optimized conditions we achieved pulses with a duration of 8 fs and a peak power up to 9 GW.

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2002 (3)

V. V. Lozovoy and M. Dantus, “Photon echo pulse sequences with femtosecond shaped laser pulses as a vehicle for molecule-based quantum computation,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 351, 213–221 (2002).
[Crossref]

D. Kaplan and P. Tournois, “Theory and performance of the acousto optic programmable dispersive filter used for femtosecond laser pulse shaping,” J. Phys. IV France 12, 69–75 (2002).
[Crossref]

M. D. Skeldon, “Optical pulse-shaping system based on an electro-optic modulator driven by an aperture-coupled stripline electrical-waveform generator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2423–2426 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (3)

T. Brixner and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond polarization pulse shaping,” Opt. Lett. 26, 557–559 (2001)
[Crossref]

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Bartels, Sterling Backus, Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and M. Murnane, “Attosecond time-scale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation,” Chem. Phys. 267, 277–289 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (3)

1999 (4)

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsey, “Self-Referencing Spectral Interferometry for Measuring Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501–509 (1999).
[Crossref]

M. Hentschel, S. Uemura, Z. Cheng, S. Sartania, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic-range pulse-front steepening of amplified femtosecond pulses by third-order dispersion,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 145–148 (1999).
[Crossref]

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P.H. Buckbaum, “Controlling the shape of a quantum wavefunction,” Nature 397, 233–235 (1999).
[Crossref]

B. A. Richmann, S. E. Bisson, R. Trebino, E. Sidick, and A. Jacobson, “All-prism achromatic phase matching for tunabel second-harmonic generation,” Appl. Opt. 38, 3316–3323 (1999).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

1997 (3)

S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, “Generation of 0.1-TW 5-fs optical pulses at a 1-kHz rate,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1562–1564 (1997).
[Crossref]

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, “Feedback quantum control of molecular electronic population transfer,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151–158 (1997).
[Crossref]

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

C. J. Bardeen, Q. Wang, and C. V. Shank, “Selective Excitational of Vibrational Wave Packet motion Using Chirped Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3410–3413 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

1992 (1)

1988 (2)

C.H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, R. L. Fork, and C. V. Shank, “Phase correction of femtosecond optical pulses using a combination of prisms and gratings,” Opt. Lett. 13, 123–125 (1988).
[Crossref]

T. Witte, D. Zeidler, D. Proch, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Programmable amplitude and phase-modulated femtosecond laser pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett. 15, 131–133 (1988).

Ahn, J.

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P.H. Buckbaum, “Controlling the shape of a quantum wavefunction,” Nature 397, 233–235 (1999).
[Crossref]

Backus, S.

Backus, Sterling

R. Bartels, Sterling Backus, Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and M. Murnane, “Attosecond time-scale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation,” Chem. Phys. 267, 277–289 (2001).
[Crossref]

Bardeen, C. J.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, “Feedback quantum control of molecular electronic population transfer,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151–158 (1997).
[Crossref]

C. J. Bardeen, Q. Wang, and C. V. Shank, “Selective Excitational of Vibrational Wave Packet motion Using Chirped Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3410–3413 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bartels, K.

Bartels, R.

R. Bartels, Sterling Backus, Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and M. Murnane, “Attosecond time-scale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation,” Chem. Phys. 267, 277–289 (2001).
[Crossref]

Becker, P. C.

Bisson, S. E.

Brixner, T.

Buckbaum, P.H.

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P.H. Buckbaum, “Controlling the shape of a quantum wavefunction,” Nature 397, 233–235 (1999).
[Crossref]

Burnett, N. H.

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

Carpenter, S. D.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, “Feedback quantum control of molecular electronic population transfer,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151–158 (1997).
[Crossref]

Cheng, Z.

Christov, Ivan

R. Bartels, Sterling Backus, Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and M. Murnane, “Attosecond time-scale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation,” Chem. Phys. 267, 277–289 (2001).
[Crossref]

Corkum, P. B.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cruz, C.H. Brito

Dantus, M.

V. V. Lozovoy and M. Dantus, “Photon echo pulse sequences with femtosecond shaped laser pulses as a vehicle for molecule-based quantum computation,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 351, 213–221 (2002).
[Crossref]

Drescher, M.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Efimov, A.

Ferenc, K.

Ferencz, K.

Fork, R. L.

Gerber, G.

Hentschel, M.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hentschel, S. Uemura, Z. Cheng, S. Sartania, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic-range pulse-front steepening of amplified femtosecond pulses by third-order dispersion,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 145–148 (1999).
[Crossref]

Iaconis, C.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsey, “Self-Referencing Spectral Interferometry for Measuring Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501–509 (1999).
[Crossref]

Jacobson, A.

Kan, C.

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kaplan, D.

D. Kaplan and P. Tournois, “Theory and performance of the acousto optic programmable dispersive filter used for femtosecond laser pulse shaping,” J. Phys. IV France 12, 69–75 (2002).
[Crossref]

Kapteyn, H.

Kapteyn, Henry

R. Bartels, Sterling Backus, Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and M. Murnane, “Attosecond time-scale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation,” Chem. Phys. 267, 277–289 (2001).
[Crossref]

Kienberger, R.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kompa, K. L.

T. Witte, D. Zeidler, D. Proch, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Programmable amplitude and phase-modulated femtosecond laser pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett. 15, 131–133 (1988).

Koppitsch, R.

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Hentschel, S. Uemura, Z. Cheng, S. Sartania, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic-range pulse-front steepening of amplified femtosecond pulses by third-order dispersion,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 145–148 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, “Generation of 0.1-TW 5-fs optical pulses at a 1-kHz rate,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1562–1564 (1997).
[Crossref]

R. Szipöcs, K. Ferenc, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Chiped multilayer coatings for broadband dispersion control in femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett. 19, 201–203 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Laude, V.

Lenzner, M.

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, “Generation of 0.1-TW 5-fs optical pulses at a 1-kHz rate,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1562–1564 (1997).
[Crossref]

Lozovoy, V. V.

V. V. Lozovoy and M. Dantus, “Photon echo pulse sequences with femtosecond shaped laser pulses as a vehicle for molecule-based quantum computation,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 351, 213–221 (2002).
[Crossref]

Morita, R.

L. Xu, N. Nakagawa, R. Morita, H. Shigekawa, and M. Yamashita, “Programmable Chirp Compensation for 6-fs Pulse Generation with a Prism-Pair-Formed Pulse Shaper,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 893–899 (2000).
[Crossref]

Motzkus, M.

T. Witte, D. Zeidler, D. Proch, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Programmable amplitude and phase-modulated femtosecond laser pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett. 15, 131–133 (1988).

Murnane, M.

R. Bartels, Sterling Backus, Ivan Christov, Henry Kapteyn, and M. Murnane, “Attosecond time-scale feedback control of coherent X-ray generation,” Chem. Phys. 267, 277–289 (2001).
[Crossref]

E. Zeek, K. Bartels, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, S. Backus, and G. Vdovin, “Adaptive pulse compression for transform-limited 15-fs high-energy pulse generation,” Opt. Lett. 25, 587–589 (2000).
[Crossref]

Nakagawa, N.

L. Xu, N. Nakagawa, R. Morita, H. Shigekawa, and M. Yamashita, “Programmable Chirp Compensation for 6-fs Pulse Generation with a Prism-Pair-Formed Pulse Shaper,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 893–899 (2000).
[Crossref]

Norris, T. B.

Proch, D.

T. Witte, D. Zeidler, D. Proch, K. L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Programmable amplitude and phase-modulated femtosecond laser pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett. 15, 131–133 (1988).

Reider, G. A.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Reitze, D. H.

Richmann, B. A.

Sartania, S.

M. Hentschel, S. Uemura, Z. Cheng, S. Sartania, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic-range pulse-front steepening of amplified femtosecond pulses by third-order dispersion,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 145–148 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, “Generation of 0.1-TW 5-fs optical pulses at a 1-kHz rate,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1562–1564 (1997).
[Crossref]

Schnürer, M.

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

Shank, C. V.

C. J. Bardeen, Q. Wang, and C. V. Shank, “Selective Excitational of Vibrational Wave Packet motion Using Chirped Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3410–3413 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C.H. Brito Cruz, P. C. Becker, R. L. Fork, and C. V. Shank, “Phase correction of femtosecond optical pulses using a combination of prisms and gratings,” Opt. Lett. 13, 123–125 (1988).
[Crossref]

Shigekawa, H.

L. Xu, N. Nakagawa, R. Morita, H. Shigekawa, and M. Yamashita, “Programmable Chirp Compensation for 6-fs Pulse Generation with a Prism-Pair-Formed Pulse Shaper,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 893–899 (2000).
[Crossref]

Sidick, E.

Skeldon, M. D.

Spielmann, Ch.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, Ch. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, “Amplitude and phase control of ultrashort pulses by use of acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter: pulse compression and shaping,” Opt. Lett. 25, 575–577 (2000).
[Crossref]

M. Hentschel, S. Uemura, Z. Cheng, S. Sartania, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic-range pulse-front steepening of amplified femtosecond pulses by third-order dispersion,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 145–148 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ch. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Sartania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnürer, C. Kan, M. Lenzner, P. Wobrauschek, and F. Krausz, “Generation of Coherent X-rays in the Water Window Using 5-Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Science 278, 661–664 (1997).
[Crossref]

S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, “Generation of 0.1-TW 5-fs optical pulses at a 1-kHz rate,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1562–1564 (1997).
[Crossref]

R. Szipöcs, K. Ferenc, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “Chiped multilayer coatings for broadband dispersion control in femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett. 19, 201–203 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Szipöcs, R.

Tempea, G.

M. Drescher, M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, P. B. Corkum, and F. Krausz, “X-ray Pulses Approaching the Attosecond Frontier,” Science 291, 1923–1927 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, G. Tempea, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, and K. Ferencz, “Generation of 0.1-TW 5-fs optical pulses at a 1-kHz rate,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1562–1564 (1997).
[Crossref]

Tournois, P.

D. Kaplan and P. Tournois, “Theory and performance of the acousto optic programmable dispersive filter used for femtosecond laser pulse shaping,” J. Phys. IV France 12, 69–75 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Verluise, V. Laude, Z. Cheng, Ch. Spielmann, and P. Tournois, “Amplitude and phase control of ultrashort pulses by use of acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter: pulse compression and shaping,” Opt. Lett. 25, 575–577 (2000).
[Crossref]

Trebino, R.

Uemura, S.

M. Hentschel, S. Uemura, Z. Cheng, S. Sartania, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, “High-dynamic-range pulse-front steepening of amplified femtosecond pulses by third-order dispersion,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 145–148 (1999).
[Crossref]

Vdovin, G.

Verluise, F.

Walmsey, I. A.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsey, “Self-Referencing Spectral Interferometry for Measuring Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501–509 (1999).
[Crossref]

Wang, Q.

C. J. Bardeen, Q. Wang, and C. V. Shank, “Selective Excitational of Vibrational Wave Packet motion Using Chirped Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3410–3413 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Warren, W. S.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, “Feedback quantum control of molecular electronic population transfer,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151–158 (1997).
[Crossref]

Weber, P. M.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, “Feedback quantum control of molecular electronic population transfer,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151–158 (1997).
[Crossref]

Weinacht, T. C.

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P.H. Buckbaum, “Controlling the shape of a quantum wavefunction,” Nature 397, 233–235 (1999).
[Crossref]

Wilson, K. R.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Layout of experimental setup. O: oscillator, P1: Nd+3:YVO4 pump laser for the oscillator, P2: Nd:YLF pump laser for the CPA Laser, CPA: Chirp pulse amplification stage, M1, M3, M4: silver coated curved mirrors, R1=-2000 mm; R3=-800 mm, R4=-200 mm. M2, M5, M6, m1–m6 are plane mirrors. SF57: 5 cm glass block, P1–P6: Brewster angle fused silica prisms. TeO2+COMPUTER CONTROL: the DAZZLER system.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured transmission curve of the AOPDF for two different filter pre-settings.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Fiber output (brown) and the diffracted spectrum after the prism compressor (red).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectral behavior of the compressed pulses: spectral intensity (solid red line) and the spectral phase (dashed pink line)

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Calculated pulse shape for the shortest obtained pulses with duration of 8 fs. The intensity (solid red line) is displayed on a logarithmic scale. The phase is (dashed pink line) nearly flat over the whole range and shows only several π-phase jumps, if the electric field envelope changes its sign. In the insert, the part of the pulse is shown with linear scale.

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Table 1. Overview of the major dispersion contribution in the experimental setup

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