Abstract

High-energy 20-fs pulses generated by a Ti:sapphire laser system were spectrally broadened to more than 250  nm by self-phase modulation in a hollow fiber filled with noble gases and subsequently compressed in a broadband high-throughput dispersive system. Pulses as short as 4.5  fs with energy up to 20-µJ were obtained with krypton, while pulses as short as 5  fs with energy up to 70 µJ were obtained with argon. These pulses are, to our knowledge, the shortest generated to date at multigigawatt peak powers.

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