Abstract

We describe a simple method for generating sub-20-fs ultraviolet light pulses with useful average powers, using a kilohertz Ti:sapphire laser system. By focusing a 22-fs, 1-mJ laser pulse in air, we obtain ultraviolet pulses with an energy of 1 μJ and at a wavelength of 266 nm and with an average power of 1 mW. The pulse duration of the ultraviolet pulses was measured to be 16 fs with frequency-resolved optical gating.

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Opt. Lett. (6)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the third-harmonic generation setup and the SD frequency-resolved optical gating pulse-measurement apparatus.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Self-diffraction scanning FROG trace of a 16-fs 266-nm pulse. (b) Temporal profile of the pulse retrieved by the FROG algorithm. The solid curve shows the intensity amplitude, and the dashed curve shows the phase.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured (crosses) and retrieved (line) spectra of a 16-fs, 266-nm pulse.

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