Abstract

We report on the generation of essentially transform-limited mid-infrared pulses as short as 75 fs centered at 5 µm with 6 µJ of energy. Infrared materials with group-velocity dispersion values of opposite sign are used in combination to null second-order dispersion and compress the mid-infrared pulses.

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O. Golonzka, M. Khalil, N. Demirdöven, and A. Tokmakoff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2154 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Golonzka, M. Khalil, N. Demirdöven, and A. Tokmakoff, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 10814 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

1999 (1)

T. Elsaesser and M. Woerner, Phys. Rep. 321, 253 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Intrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Beddard, T.

Burr, K. C.

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[CrossRef]

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Elsaesser, T.

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Emmerichs, U.

Fejer, M. M.

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[CrossRef]

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Hamm, P.

Harris, T. J.

W. J. Tropf, M. E. Thomas, and T. J. Harris, in Handbook of Optics, 2nd ed. M. Bass, ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1995), Vol. 2, p. 33.3.

Hochstrasser, R. M.

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
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Kaindl, R. A.

Kapteyn, H. C.

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Intrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
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O. Golonzka, M. Khalil, N. Demirdöven, and A. Tokmakoff, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 10814 (2001).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

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[CrossRef]

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Reid, T. D.

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Seifert, F.

Sibbett, W.

Stenger, J.

Tang, C. L.

Thomas, M. E.

W. J. Tropf, M. E. Thomas, and T. J. Harris, in Handbook of Optics, 2nd ed. M. Bass, ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1995), Vol. 2, p. 33.3.

Tokmakoff, A.

O. Golonzka, M. Khalil, N. Demirdöven, and A. Tokmakoff, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 10814 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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W. J. Tropf, M. E. Thomas, and T. J. Harris, in Handbook of Optics, 2nd ed. M. Bass, ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1995), Vol. 2, p. 33.3.

Weiner, A. M.

Woerner, M.

Woutersen, S.

Wurm, M.

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O. Golonzka, M. Khalil, N. Demirdöven, and A. Tokmakoff, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 10814 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

J. Phys. Chem. B (1)

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rep. (1)

T. Elsaesser and M. Woerner, Phys. Rep. 321, 253 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

O. Golonzka, M. Khalil, N. Demirdöven, and A. Tokmakoff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2154 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Intrum. (1)

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Intrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

J. A. Gruetzmacher and N. F. Scherer, in Ultrafast Phenomena XII, S. M. T. Elsaesser, M. M. Murnane, and N. F. Scherer, eds., (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000), p. 530.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) GVD per millimeter for several commonly used infrared materials: I, Ge; II, Si; III, AgGaS2; IV ZnSe; and V, CaF2. (b) TOD per millimeter of material in a semilog plot. Note that only Ge and Si have positive GVD and that TOD for all materials is positive. Note that the dispersion curves for BaF2, ZnS, and AgGaSe2 are similar to those of CaF2, ZnSe, and AgGaS2, respectively. nλ data from Ref. 13 were used.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Interferometric autocorrelation with τp=78 fs, assuming a Gaussian profile and the matching frequency spectrum (inset) centered at ω0=2055 cm-1 4.87 µm with Δω=190 cm-1 at FWHM. The downward spikes correspond to atmospheric water lines.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Effects of additional material on pulse length. (a) No additional material; τp=90 fs. (b) 3 mm of CaF2; maximum compression achieved, τp=75 fs. (c) 3 mm of Ge; τp=110 fs.

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