Abstract

We show theoretically how high-order stimulated Raman scattering in the impulsive pump–probe regime can be used for generation of single mid-infrared (MIR) single-cycle pulses. The propagation of MIR probe pulses in a hollow waveguide filled with a Raman-excited gaseous medium, with a probe delay in the maximum of the molecular oscillations, results in spectral broadening covering almost 2 octaves. The spectral phases of this broadening can be compensated for by use of an output glass window with anomalous dispersion in the MIR. The spectral and temporal characteristics of the output pulses and the mechanism of pulse compression are studied by use of numerical and analytical solutions, and compression of a 70-fs input pulse at 4 µm to a single-cycle 6.5-fs output pulse is shown.

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R. R. Jones, D. You, and P. H. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1236 (1993).
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M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793 (1996).
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Greene, C. H.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 013903 (2002).

Hakuta, K.

F. L. Kien, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 66, 023813 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hamm, P.

See, e.g., J. Stenger, D. Madsen, P. Hamm, E. T. J. Nibbering, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 027401 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. E. Harris and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2894 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, J.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Kalosha and J. Herrmann, Opt. Lett. 26, 456 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Kalosha and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1226 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ivanov, M.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jones, R. R.

R. R. Jones, D. You, and P. H. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1236 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kalosha, V.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kalosha, V. P.

V. P. Kalosha and J. Herrmann, Opt. Lett. 26, 456 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Kalosha and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1226 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kapteyn, H. C.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 013903 (2002).

Kien, F. L.

F. L. Kien, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 66, 023813 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Korn, G.

N. Zhavoronlov and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Opt. Lett. 26, 298 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Madsen, D.

See, e.g., J. Stenger, D. Madsen, P. Hamm, E. T. J. Nibbering, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 027401 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 013903 (2002).

Nazarkin, A.

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Opt. Lett. 26, 298 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nibbering, E. T. J.

See, e.g., J. Stenger, D. Madsen, P. Hamm, E. T. J. Nibbering, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 027401 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Nisoli, M.

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

Noack, F.

See, e.g., V. Petrov, F. Rotermund, and F. Noack, J. Opt. A 3, R1 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

See, e.g., V. Petrov, F. Rotermund, and F. Noack, J. Opt. A 3, R1 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Rotermund, F.

See, e.g., V. Petrov, F. Rotermund, and F. Noack, J. Opt. A 3, R1 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, A. V.

F. L. Kien, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 66, 023813 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. E. Harris and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2894 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Spanner, M.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stenger, J.

See, e.g., J. Stenger, D. Madsen, P. Hamm, E. T. J. Nibbering, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 027401 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

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

Wagner, N.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 013903 (2002).

Walker, D. R.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Weinacht, T. C.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 013903 (2002).

Wittmann, M.

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Opt. Lett. 26, 298 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yavuz, D. D.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yin, G. Y.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

You, D.

R. R. Jones, D. You, and P. H. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1236 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhavoronlov, N.

N. Zhavoronlov and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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

J. Opt. A

See, e.g., V. Petrov, F. Rotermund, and F. Noack, J. Opt. A 3, R1 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

F. L. Kien, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 66, 023813 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

See, e.g., J. Stenger, D. Madsen, P. Hamm, E. T. J. Nibbering, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 027401 (2001) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

R. R. Jones, D. You, and P. H. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1236 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Zhavoronlov and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 013903 (2002).

S. E. Harris and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2894 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. P. Kalosha and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1226 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Temporal shapes of 70-fs, 4µm input (top thick curve) and output (bottom thick curve) probe pulses, along with rotational Raman oscillations in para-H2 (dashed) for pumping by 20-fs, 20TW/cm2 pulse. The analytical solution is shown by the dotted curve. Other parameters are given in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum and spectral phase of the probe pulse: (a) from top to bottom, numerically obtained spectrum, spectrum of analytical solution, and spectrum calculated by Eq. (1); (b) spectral phase of the output pulse (thick solid curve), phase calculated by Eq. (2) (dashed curve), and phase of a 0.3-mm CaF2 plate with opposite sign (thin solid curve). The parameters are as in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output probe pulse shown in Fig. 1 compressed by (left) a 0.3-mm CaF2 plate and (right) ideal phase compensation.

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Eω=Cω3expiω-ω0TA*s1-T+A*s1Aix+expiω-ω0TAs2-T+As2Ai*x.
φω=-2/3Γω0-ω3/2/ω

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