Abstract

An intense continuously tunable 20-fs source is demonstrated for the region between 370 and 430  nm with pulse energies of as much as 20 µJ. By use of high-power frequency-doubled pulses from a 32-fs 1-kHz Ti:sapphire laser system a blue continuum is produced in an Ar-filled hollow fiber. After compression with dispersive delay lines the resulting pulses are analyzed by use of the self-diffraction frequency-resolved optical gating technique.

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1996 (3)

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[Crossref]

1989 (1)

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[Crossref]

1987 (1)

1986 (1)

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[Crossref]

1985 (1)

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1984 (1)

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Barty, C. P. J.

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Fork, R. L.

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Garvey, D.

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Kohler, B.

Krausz, F.

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Mourou, G.

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[Crossref]

Murnane, M. M.

Mysyrowicz, A.

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Pshenichnikov, M. S.

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Wei, Z.

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Wilson, K.

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Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

P. C. Becker, H. L. Fragnito, R. L. Fork, F. A. Beisser, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 411 (1989).
[Crossref]

R. W. Schoenlein, J.-Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 801 (1991).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. N. Thurston, J. P. Heritage, A. M. Weiner, and W. J. Tomlinson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 682 (1986).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
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Opt. Lett. (10)

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Spectra of the pulses at the fiber entrance (dashed curve) and the fiber exit (solid curve). The SD-FROG result (b) and the retrieved pulse characteristics (c) of the pulse at the fiber entrance exhibit a positive spectral quadratic phase behavior.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental SD results of the compressed blue continuum pulses obtained with (a) a double grating pair and (b) a prism set.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a), (c) SD-FROG results (b), (d) and respective retrieved pulse intensity and phase of the compressed blue-continuum pulses obtained with (a), (b) a double grating pair and (c), (d) a prism set. The steplike behavior of the temporal phase indicates the presence of a spectral cubic-phase component.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Second-order autocorrelation of the blue continuum obtained with a combination of grating and prisms.

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