Abstract

7-fs-pulses with 0.3 mJ are obtained after filamentation in argon and compression by double-chirped-mirrors. These pulses are used to generate high-order harmonics in a semi-infinite gas cell in different noble gases. Spectral broadening of high-order harmonics in xenon and argon is observed. In neon, an extended continuous cut-off region down to 10 nm (124 eV) is observed which is to the best of our knowledge the highest cut-off energy obtained by filamented pulses. Our result suggests the feasibility of single attosecond-pulse-generation at both high photon flux and high cut-off energy.

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2009 (3)

O. Varela, A. Zaïr, J. S. Rom’an, B. Alonso, I. Sola, C. Prieto, and L. Roso, "Above-millijoule super-continuum generation using polarization dependent filamentation in atoms and molecules," Opt. Express 17, 3630-3639 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5405 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2004 (2)

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2001 (3)

F. X. Kärtner, U. Morgner, R. Ell, T. Schibli, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, "Ultrabroadband double-chirped mirror pairs for generation of octave spectra," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 882-885 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

1996 (1)

Alonso, B.

Angelow, G.

Apolonski, A.

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Aquila, A. L.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Attwood, D. T.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bandulet, H.-C.

J. P. Brichta, M. C. H. Wong, J. B. Bertrand, H.-C. Bandulet, D. M. Rayner, and V. R. Bhardwaj, "Comparison and real-time monitoring of high-order harmonic generation in different sources," Phys. Rev. A 79, 033404 (2009)
[CrossRef]

Bertrand, J. B.

J. P. Brichta, M. C. H. Wong, J. B. Bertrand, H.-C. Bandulet, D. M. Rayner, and V. R. Bhardwaj, "Comparison and real-time monitoring of high-order harmonic generation in different sources," Phys. Rev. A 79, 033404 (2009)
[CrossRef]

Bhardwaj, V. R.

J. P. Brichta, M. C. H. Wong, J. B. Bertrand, H.-C. Bandulet, D. M. Rayner, and V. R. Bhardwaj, "Comparison and real-time monitoring of high-order harmonic generation in different sources," Phys. Rev. A 79, 033404 (2009)
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5405 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Binhammer, T.

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brabec, T.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brichta, J. P.

J. P. Brichta, M. C. H. Wong, J. B. Bertrand, H.-C. Bandulet, D. M. Rayner, and V. R. Bhardwaj, "Comparison and real-time monitoring of high-order harmonic generation in different sources," Phys. Rev. A 79, 033404 (2009)
[CrossRef]

Cavalieri, A. L.

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chakraborty, H. S.

A. Couairon, H. S. Chakraborty, and M. B. Gaarde, "From single-cycle self-compressed filaments to isolated attosecond pulses in noble gases," Phys. Rev. A 77, 053814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. S. Chakraborty, M. B. Gaarde, and A. Couairon, "Single attosecond pulses from high harmonics driven by self-compressed filaments," Opt. Lett. 31, 3662 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Charalambidis, D.

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Couairon, A.

A. Couairon, H. S. Chakraborty, and M. B. Gaarde, "From single-cycle self-compressed filaments to isolated attosecond pulses in noble gases," Phys. Rev. A 77, 053814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5405 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. S. Chakraborty, M. B. Gaarde, and A. Couairon, "Single attosecond pulses from high harmonics driven by self-compressed filaments," Opt. Lett. 31, 3662 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Curley, P. F.

de Silvestri, S.

Drescher, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ell, R.

Ferencz, K.

Fieß, M.

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

Franco, M. A.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gaarde, M. B.

A. Couairon, H. S. Chakraborty, and M. B. Gaarde, "From single-cycle self-compressed filaments to isolated attosecond pulses in noble gases," Phys. Rev. A 77, 053814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. S. Chakraborty, M. B. Gaarde, and A. Couairon, "Single attosecond pulses from high harmonics driven by self-compressed filaments," Opt. Lett. 31, 3662 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gagnon, J.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gallmann, L.

Goulielmakis, E.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Grillon, G.

Guandalini, A.

Gullikson, E. M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hauri, C. P.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Heinzmann, U.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Helbing, F. W.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Helml, W.

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hentschel, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hofstetter, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Holler, M.

Horvath, B.

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Iaconis, C.

Ippen, E. P.

Kalpouzos, C.

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5405 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kleineberg, U.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kornelis, W.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kovacev, M.

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. de Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöecs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, "Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs," Opt. Lett. 22, 522-524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miller, J. R.

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Milosevic, N.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, U. Morgner, R. Ell, T. Schibli, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, "Ultrabroadband double-chirped mirror pairs for generation of octave spectra," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 882-885 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mysyrowicz, A.

Naumov, S.

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nersisyan, G.

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Nibbering, E. T. J.

Nisoli, M.

Papadogiannis, N.

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Peatross, J.

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pervak, V.

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B. S.

Pratt, B. W.

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Prieto, C.

Rausch, S.

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rayner, D. M.

J. P. Brichta, M. C. H. Wong, J. B. Bertrand, H.-C. Bandulet, D. M. Rayner, and V. R. Bhardwaj, "Comparison and real-time monitoring of high-order harmonic generation in different sources," Phys. Rev. A 79, 033404 (2009)
[CrossRef]

Reider, G. A.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rhynard, S. E.

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rom’an, J. S.

Roso, L.

Salin, F.

Sartania, S.

Schapper, F.

Scheuer, V.

Schibli, T.

Schultze, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Schulz, E.

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Smith, K. R.

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sola, I.

Spielmann, C.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. de Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöecs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, "Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs," Opt. Lett. 22, 522-524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Steingrube, D. S.

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

Szipöecs, R.

Tikhonravov, A.

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Trubetskov, M.

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tschudi, T.

Uiberacker, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Varela, O.

Veisz, L.

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Walmsley, I. A.

Wong, M. C. H.

J. P. Brichta, M. C. H. Wong, J. B. Bertrand, H.-C. Bandulet, D. M. Rayner, and V. R. Bhardwaj, "Comparison and real-time monitoring of high-order harmonic generation in different sources," Phys. Rev. A 79, 033404 (2009)
[CrossRef]

Yakovlev, V. S.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zaïr, A.

Appl. Phys. B (4)

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Papadogiannis, C. Kalpouzos, E. Goulielmakis, G. Nersisyan, D. Charalambidis, F. Aug’e, F. Weihe, and P. Balcou, "Kilohertz extreme-ultraviolet light source based on femtosecond high-order harmonic generation from noble gases," Appl. Phys. B 73, 687-692 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, D. S. Steingrube, S. Rausch, M. Kova?ev, and U. Morgner, "Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament," Appl. Phys. B 95, 269-272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Pervak, A. Tikhonravov, M. Trubetskov, S. Naumov, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, "1.5-octave chirped mirror for pulse compression down to sub-3 fs," Appl. Phys. B 87, 5-12 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

J. Peatross, J. R. Miller, K. R. Smith, S. E. Rhynard, and B. W. Pratt, "Phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in helium- and neon-filled gas cells," J. Mod. Opt. 51, 2675-2683 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nature (London) (1)

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, C. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, and M. Drescher, "Attosecond metrology," Nature (London) 414, 509-513 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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A. L. Cavalieri, E. Goulielmakis, B. Horvath,W. Helml, M. Schultze, M. Fieß, V. Pervak, L. Veisz, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Uiberacker, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and R. Kienberger, "Intense 1.5-cycle near infrared laser waveforms and their use for the generation of ultra-broadband soft-x-ray harmonic continua," New J. Phys. 9, 242 (2007).
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Phys. Rev. A (2)

A. Couairon, H. S. Chakraborty, and M. B. Gaarde, "From single-cycle self-compressed filaments to isolated attosecond pulses in noble gases," Phys. Rev. A 77, 053814 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

Science (1)

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, "Single-Cycle Nonlinear Optics," Science 320, 1614 (2008).
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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Sketch of filamentation and high-order harmonic generation setup. The inlet shows the semi-infinite gas cell where the generated harmonics propagate through an abrupt transition to vacuum realized by a self-drilled metal pinhole (see text). A monochromator setup with multi-channel-plate detector records the harmonic spectra. A1, A2: apertures; FM: curved mirror; DCM1, DCM2: double chirped mirrors; L1: focusing lens.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Filament spectrum and phase after the DCM’s measured with SPIDER and (b) reconstruction of the corresponding 7.0-fs-pulse.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Harmonic spectra in (a) 5 mbar xenon, and (b) 13 mbar argon. For comparison, a harmonic spectrum in xenon generated by 30-fs-pulses directly from the amplifier with comparable intensities is shown (dashed blue). Spectral broadening of the harmonics is observed for the filamented pulses.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Harmonic spectra in 40 mbar neon. The spectra for positively, negatively, and chirp-compensated pulses are shown. Positive and negative chirp are realized by increasing and decreasing the number of reflections at the DCM’s.

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