Abstract

We report on a source of ultrabroadband self-phase-stabilized near-IR pulses by difference-frequency generation of a hollow-fiber broadened supercontinuum followed by two-stage optical parametric amplification. We demonstrate energies up to 200 µJ with 15 fs pulse width, making this source suited as a driver for attosecond pulse generation.

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E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. L’Huillier, D. Descamps, A. Johansson, J. Norin, J. Mauritsson, and C.-G. Wahlström, "Applications of high order harmonics," Eur. Phys. J. D 26,9198 (2003).

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74,1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

S. T. Cundiff, "Phase stabilization of ultrashort optical pulses," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 35,43-59 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. W. Helbing, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, R. S. Windeler, J. Stenger, and H. R. Telle, "Carrier-envelope offset dynamics of mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 27,194-196 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

1997

1996

M. Nisoli, S. De 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

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, "Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 49,2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993

P. B. Corkum, "Plasma perspectives on strong-field multiphoton ionization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 71,1994 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adachi, S.

Agostini, P.

P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "The physics of attosecond light pulses," Rep. Prog. Phys. 67,813855 (2004).

Apolonski, A.

Aquila, A.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

Attwood, D. T.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Balcou, Ph.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, "Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 49,2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltu, A.

Baltuska, A.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bammer, F.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Benedetti, E.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high energy self-phase stabilized pulses by difference frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biegert, J.

Caumes, J. -P.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

Christov, I. P.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Constant, E.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P. B.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, "Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 49,2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum, "Plasma perspectives on strong-field multiphoton ionization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 71,1994 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cundiff, S. T.

S. T. Cundiff, "Phase stabilization of ultrashort optical pulses," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 35,43-59 (2002).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

Descamps, D.

A. L’Huillier, D. Descamps, A. Johansson, J. Norin, J. Mauritsson, and C.-G. Wahlström, "Applications of high order harmonics," Eur. Phys. J. D 26,9198 (2003).

DiMauro, L. F.

P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "The physics of attosecond light pulses," Rep. Prog. Phys. 67,813855 (2004).

Drescher, M.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eikema, K.

Elouga, L.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fang, X.

Ferencz, K.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

Fujihara, Y.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gaudiosi, D.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gibson, E. A.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gohle, C.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, A. Apolonski, V. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. Udem, C. Gohle, T. H¨ansch,W. Lehnert, M. Scherer, and F. Krausz, "Monolithic carrier-envelope phase-stabilization scheme," Opt. Lett. 30,332-334 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goulielmakis, E.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gu, X.

Gullikson, E. M.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hauri, C.

Heinzmann, U.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Helbing, F. W.

Hentschel, M.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hogervorst, W.

Holzwarth, R.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Homma, T.

Ishii, N.

Ivanov, M. Yu.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, "Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 49,2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johansson, A.

A. L’Huillier, D. Descamps, A. Johansson, J. Norin, J. Mauritsson, and C.-G. Wahlström, "Applications of high order harmonics," Eur. Phys. J. D 26,9198 (2003).

ka, A.

Kakehata, M.

Kaplan, D.

Kapteyn, H. C.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kienberger, R.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kleineberg, U.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, T.

Kobayashi, Y.

Krausz, F.

Kumbhakar, P.

L’Huillier, A.

A. L’Huillier, D. Descamps, A. Johansson, J. Norin, J. Mauritsson, and C.-G. Wahlström, "Applications of high order harmonics," Eur. Phys. J. D 26,9198 (2003).

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, "Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 49,2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lewenstein, M.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L’Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, "Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 49,2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Manzoni, C.

Mauritsson, J.

A. L’Huillier, D. Descamps, A. Johansson, J. Norin, J. Mauritsson, and C.-G. Wahlström, "Applications of high order harmonics," Eur. Phys. J. D 26,9198 (2003).

Metzger, T.

Mével, E.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nisoli, M.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high energy self-phase stabilized pulses by difference frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
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M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, "Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs," Opt. Lett. 22,522-524 (1997).
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M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, "Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68,2793-2795 (1996).
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Paul, A.

E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
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I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
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Sansone, G.

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high energy self-phase stabilized pulses by difference frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
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Stagira, S.

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high energy self-phase stabilized pulses by difference frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
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Udem, T.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, A. Apolonski, V. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. Udem, C. Gohle, T. H¨ansch,W. Lehnert, M. Scherer, and F. Krausz, "Monolithic carrier-envelope phase-stabilization scheme," Opt. Lett. 30,332-334 (2005).
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R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
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I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
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I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J. -P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, "Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating," Nat. Phys. 2,319-322 (2006).
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C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high energy self-phase stabilized pulses by difference frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
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E. A. Gibson, A. Paul, N. Wagner, R. Tobey, D. Gaudiosi, S. Backus, I. P. Christov, A. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "Coherent soft X-ray generation in the water window with quasi-phase matching," Science 302,9598 (2003).
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A. L’Huillier, D. Descamps, A. Johansson, J. Norin, J. Mauritsson, and C.-G. Wahlström, "Applications of high order harmonics," Eur. Phys. J. D 26,9198 (2003).

Westerwalbesloh, Th.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Atomic transient recorder," Nature 427,817-821 (2004).
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Witte, S.

Yakovlev, V.

T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, A. Apolonski, V. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. Udem, C. Gohle, T. H¨ansch,W. Lehnert, M. Scherer, and F. Krausz, "Monolithic carrier-envelope phase-stabilization scheme," Opt. Lett. 30,332-334 (2005).
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A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
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Nature

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field," Nature 421,611-615 (2003).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup for the generation of high-energy self-phase-stabilized pulses; Ti:Sa, CPA Ti:sapphire laser; DFG, 200 µm thick BBO crystal; POL, thin film polarizer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Normalized spectra of the DF pulses (black solid line) and of the pulses after the first (blue dashed line) and second (red dotted line) OPA stages.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Normalized spectra of the amplified pulses after the first OPA stage.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Beam profile after the second OPA stage.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured interferometric autocorrelation of the high-energy pulses (red thick solid line) and calculated autocorrelation (black thin solid line) starting from the pulse spectrum (shown in the inset) and assuming flat spectral phase.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Spectral interference patterns between FF and SH as generated (a) and with a 5.9 mm thick BK7 plate on the beam path (b). The inset shows the Fourier transforms of the oscillatory components of the interferograms.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Sequence of interferograms acquired over successive laser shots. Each interferogram corresponds to 10 pulses.

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