Abstract

Frequency-doubled pulses from a sub-40-fs, 1-kHz Ti:sapphire amplifier system are spectrally broadened in an argon-filled hollow waveguide. Compression of the self-phase-modulated pulses is implemented with chirped mirrors and a prism pair, yielding 8-fs, 15μJ pulses in the violet spectral range.

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[CrossRef]

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R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
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Wei, Z.

Wiersma, D. A.

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M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, and S. De Silvestri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3616 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, and A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A (1)

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Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakawe, and T. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), postdeadline paper CPD11.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Spectrum and (b) SD autocorrelation trace of the output of the BBO crystal. A correlation width of 39  fs corresponds to a pulse width of 29  fs.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Theoretical estimate of the GDD (solid curve) and the TOD (dashed curve) properties of the chirped mirrors.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum, (b) SD autocorrelation, (c) SD FROG, and (d) retrieved pulse intensity and phase of compressed blue pulses obtained with 0.4-bar Ar in the hollow fiber. A calculated SD trace [solid curve in (b)] compares well with the experimental values (filled circles).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SD autocorrelation [filled circles in (b)] of compressed blue pulses obtained with 0.6-bar Ar in the hollow fiber with the spectrum given in (a). The solid curves in (b) and (c) are the calculated SD signal- and pulse-intensity profiles, respectively, as described in the text. The Fourier-transform-limited SD signal and the temporal intensity profile are shown in (d) and (e), respectively.

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Φω=Φ0+dΦdω|ω0ω-ω0+12d2Φdω2|ω0×ω-ω02+16d3Φdω3|ω0ω-ω03+,
d2Φdω2|ω0=0 fs2,d3Φdω3|ω0=-70 fs3.

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