Abstract

We report on the generation of ~ 30-fs ultraviolet pulses with ~ 10 µJ energy by means of four-wave optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in fused silica. The four-wave optical parametric amplifier is pumped by the second-harmonic of the Ti:sapphire laser and is seeded by visible broadband chirped signal pulses. The idler pulses are produced in the ultraviolet by four-wave mixing and are compressed in a medium with normal group velocity dispersion.

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2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

I. V. Hertel and V. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 1987–2003 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

A. Jailaubekov and S. E. Bradforth, “Tunable 30-femtosecond pulses across the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 021107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, “Group-delay-dispersion-matched sum-frequency mixing for the indirect phase control of deep ultraviolet pulses in the sub-20-fs regime,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 569–581 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, “Tunable sub-10-fs ultraviolet pulses generated by achromatic frequency doubling,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1686–1688 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003

I. Z. Kozma, P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, “Widely tunable sub-30 fs ultraviolet pulses by chirped sum frequency mixing,” Opt. Express 11, 3110–3115 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-23-3110.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Tzankov, T. Fiebig, and I. Buchvarov, “Tunable femtosecond pulses in the near-ultraviolet from ultrabroadband parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 517–519 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000

A. Kummrow, M. Wittmann, F. Tschirschwitz, G. Korn, and E. T. J. Nibbering, “Femtosecond ultraviolet pulses generated using noncollinear optical parametric amplification and sum frequency mixing,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 885–887 (2000).

1998

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, “Tunable 50-fs pulse generation in the 250-310-nm ultraviolet range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758–1764 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

1993

A. Penzkofer and H. J. Lehmeier, “Theoretical investigation of noncollinear phase-matched parametric four photon amplification of ultrashort light pulses in isotropic media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 25, 815–844 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

Baum, P.

Bekesi, J.

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Beutler, M.

Bradforth, S. E.

A. Jailaubekov and S. E. Bradforth, “Tunable 30-femtosecond pulses across the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 021107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Brida, D.

Buchvarov, I.

P. Tzankov, T. Fiebig, and I. Buchvarov, “Tunable femtosecond pulses in the near-ultraviolet from ultrabroadband parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 517–519 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

Chen, H. X.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Constantine, S.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, “Tunable 50-fs pulse generation in the 250-310-nm ultraviolet range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758–1764 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Darginavicius, J.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Generation and amplification of ultraviolet light pulses by means of parametric four-wave interactions in transparent solid-state media,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 351–358 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk isotropic media in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Commun. 282, 2995–2999 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

Dölle, C.

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Generation and amplification of ultraviolet light pulses by means of parametric four-wave interactions in transparent solid-state media,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 351–358 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk isotropic media in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Commun. 282, 2995–2999 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Valtna, G. Tamošauskas, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “High-energy broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 33, 971–973 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, P. Polesana, G. Valiulis, H. Valtna, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, and A. Piskarskas, “Highly efficient four-wave parametric amplification in transparent bulk Kerr medium,” Opt. Express 15, 11126–11132 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11126.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C. G.

Faccio, D.

Feng, D. H.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fiebig, T.

P. Tzankov, T. Fiebig, and I. Buchvarov, “Tunable femtosecond pulses in the near-ultraviolet from ultrabroadband parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 517–519 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Fuji, T.

Ghotbi, M.

He, X. K.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hertel, I. V.

M. Beutler, M. Ghotbi, F. Noack, and I. V. Hertel, “Generation of sub-50-fs vacuum ultraviolet pulses by four wave mixing in argon,” Opt. Lett. 35, 1491–1493 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. V. Hertel and V. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 1987–2003 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Horyo, T.

Huang, M.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jailaubekov, A.

A. Jailaubekov and S. E. Bradforth, “Tunable 30-femtosecond pulses across the deep ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 021107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jia, T. Q.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Y.

Jonušauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonušauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kida, Y.

Klein-Wiele, J. H.

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

Korn, G.

A. Kummrow, M. Wittmann, F. Tschirschwitz, G. Korn, and E. T. J. Nibbering, “Femtosecond ultraviolet pulses generated using noncollinear optical parametric amplification and sum frequency mixing,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 885–887 (2000).

Kozma, I. Z.

Kummrow, A.

A. Kummrow, M. Wittmann, F. Tschirschwitz, G. Korn, and E. T. J. Nibbering, “Femtosecond ultraviolet pulses generated using noncollinear optical parametric amplification and sum frequency mixing,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 885–887 (2000).

Kuroda, H.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lehmeier, H. J.

A. Penzkofer and H. J. Lehmeier, “Theoretical investigation of noncollinear phase-matched parametric four photon amplification of ultrashort light pulses in isotropic media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 25, 815–844 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Li, C. B.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, R. X.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, X. X.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

Lochbrunner, S.

Lommel, D.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, “Tunable 50-fs pulse generation in the 250-310-nm ultraviolet range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758–1764 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Manzoni, C.

Marowsky, G.

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Midorikawa, K.

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, “Group-delay-dispersion-matched sum-frequency mixing for the indirect phase control of deep ultraviolet pulses in the sub-20-fs regime,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 569–581 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Miyanaga, N.

Morais, J.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, “Tunable 50-fs pulse generation in the 250-310-nm ultraviolet range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758–1764 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

Nabekawa, Y.

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, “Group-delay-dispersion-matched sum-frequency mixing for the indirect phase control of deep ultraviolet pulses in the sub-20-fs regime,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 569–581 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nibbering, E. T. J.

A. Kummrow, M. Wittmann, F. Tschirschwitz, G. Korn, and E. T. J. Nibbering, “Femtosecond ultraviolet pulses generated using noncollinear optical parametric amplification and sum frequency mixing,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 885–887 (2000).

Noack, F.

Penzkofer, A.

A. Penzkofer and H. J. Lehmeier, “Theoretical investigation of noncollinear phase-matched parametric four photon amplification of ultrashort light pulses in isotropic media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 25, 815–844 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

Polesana, P.

Radloff, V.

I. V. Hertel and V. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 1987–2003 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Radziewicz, C.

Reed, M. K.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, “Tunable 50-fs pulse generation in the 250-310-nm ultraviolet range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758–1764 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Simon, P.

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

L. D. Ziegler, J. Morais, Y. Zhou, S. Constantine, M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, and D. Lommel, “Tunable 50-fs pulse generation in the 250-310-nm ultraviolet range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1758–1764 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stepanenko, Y.

Sueda, K.

Sun, H. Y.

T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, T.

Szatmari, S.

P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tamošauskas, G.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Generation and amplification of ultraviolet light pulses by means of parametric four-wave interactions in transparent solid-state media,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 351–358 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk isotropic media in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Commun. 282, 2995–2999 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Tzankov, P.

P. Tzankov, T. Fiebig, and I. Buchvarov, “Tunable femtosecond pulses in the near-ultraviolet from ultrabroadband parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 517–519 (2003).
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Valiulis, G.

J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Generation and amplification of ultraviolet light pulses by means of parametric four-wave interactions in transparent solid-state media,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 351–358 (2010).
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J. Darginavičius, G. Tamošauskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk isotropic media in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Commun. 282, 2995–2999 (2009).
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A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, P. Polesana, G. Valiulis, H. Valtna, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, and A. Piskarskas, “Highly efficient four-wave parametric amplification in transparent bulk Kerr medium,” Opt. Express 15, 11126–11132 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11126.
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P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
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A. Kummrow, M. Wittmann, F. Tschirschwitz, G. Korn, and E. T. J. Nibbering, “Femtosecond ultraviolet pulses generated using noncollinear optical parametric amplification and sum frequency mixing,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 885–887 (2000).

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T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
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T. Q. Jia, H. X. Chen, M. Huang, F. L. Zhao, X. X. Li, S. Z. Xu, H. Y. Sun, D. H. Feng, C. B. Li, X. F. Wang, R. X. Li, Z. Z. Xu, X. K. He, and H. Kuroda, “Ultraviolet-infrared femtosecond laser-induced damage in fused silica and CaF2 crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 054105 (2006).
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P. Simon, J. Bekesi, C. Dölle, J. H. Klein-Wiele, G. Marowsky, S. Szatmari, and B. Wellegehausen, “Ultraviolet femtosecond pulses: Key technology for sub-micron machining and efficient XUV pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 74, S189–S192 (2002).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. NOPA is the non-collinear optical parametric amplifier, SHG is the second harmonic generator, ATT is the attenuator, CL1, CL2 and CL3 are the cylindrical lenses used for beam manipulation. θ ext denotes the external phase matching angle, θ extn(ωs )θ pm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Third-order intensity autocorrelation traces of the pump (circles) and seed signal (squares) pulses. The FWHM pulse duration was estimated as τ = τ corr/1.22 assuming Gaussian pulse shape, which is indicated by a Gaussian fit (curves).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Phase matching curve for the four wave optical parametric amplification in fused silica pumped with λ p = 400 nm. Wavelength ranges for broadband signal and idler pulses are bolded and indicated by dashed lines. The inset shows the wave vector diagram.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectra of: (a) seed signal pulse (dashed curve) and amplified signal pulse (solid curve), (b) idler pulse.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) FWHM duration of the idler pulse versus distance between the prisms. (b) third-order autocorrelation trace of 33-fs idler pulse, measured at the best compression point. Curve shows a Gaussian fit.

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