Abstract

Pulse-front distortion as a result of broadband frequency doubling (BFD) has been compensated for over a 3-cm beam diameter by use of a telescope image relay system. As a result, distortion-free blue pulses with a peak power of 1.4 TW and a pulse width of 10 fs have been generated with a 10-Hz Ti:sapphire laser by use of this modified BFD configuration.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, Opt. Lett. 29, 1686 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, Appl. Phys. B 78, 569 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Adachi, P. Kumbhakar, and T. Kobayashi, Opt. Lett. 29, 1150 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Kanai, T. Kanda, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, T. Togashi, C. T. Chen, C. Zang, Z. Xu, and J. Wang, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 370 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

2002

1997

J. Itatani, Y. Nabekawa, K. Kondo, and S. Watanabe, Opt. Commun. 134, 134 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 58, 237 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1990

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988

S. Szatmári and Kühnle, Opt. Commun. 69, 60 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Baltuska, A.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bammer, F.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baum, P.

Bor, Z.

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 58, 237 (1994).
[CrossRef]

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Chen, C. T.

Christov, I. P.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Drescher, M.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goulielmakis, E.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heinzmann, U.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Itatani, J.

J. Itatani, Y. Nabekawa, K. Kondo, and S. Watanabe, Opt. Commun. 134, 134 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kanai, T.

T. Kanai, T. Kanda, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, T. Togashi, C. T. Chen, C. Zang, Z. Xu, and J. Wang, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 370 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Togashi, T. Kanai, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, C. T. Chen, C. Zang, Z. Xu, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 28, 254 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 103902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Kanai, X. Y. Zhou, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, and T. Togashi, Opt. Lett. 28, 1484 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, postdeadline paper IPDB9 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, Calif., May 14–16, 2004.

Kanda, T.

Kapteyn, H. C.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kleineberg, U.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, T.

Kondo, K.

J. Itatani, Y. Nabekawa, K. Kondo, and S. Watanabe, Opt. Commun. 134, 134 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kosuge, A.

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, postdeadline paper IPDB9 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, Calif., May 14–16, 2004.

Krausz, F.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kühnle,

S. Szatmári and Kühnle, Opt. Commun. 69, 60 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kumbhakar, P.

Lochbrunner, S.

Lu, J.

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989).
[CrossRef]

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Midorikawa, K.

Murnane, M. M.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nabekawa, Y.

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, Appl. Phys. B 78, 569 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, Opt. Express 11, 324 (2003), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Itatani, Y. Nabekawa, K. Kondo, and S. Watanabe, Opt. Commun. 134, 134 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Scrinzi, A.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sekikawa, T.

Suganuma, T.

Szabo, G.

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 58, 237 (1994).
[CrossRef]

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Szatmári, S.

S. Szatmári and Kühnle, Opt. Commun. 69, 60 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Togashi, T.

Uiberacker, M.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, J.

Watanabe, S.

T. Kanai, T. Kanda, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, T. Togashi, C. T. Chen, C. Zang, Z. Xu, and J. Wang, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 370 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Togashi, T. Kanai, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, C. T. Chen, C. Zang, Z. Xu, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 28, 254 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Kanai, X. Y. Zhou, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, and T. Togashi, Opt. Lett. 28, 1484 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 103902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, J. Lu, T. Togashi, T. Suganuma, T. Sekikawa, S. Watanabe, Z. Xu, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 27, 637 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Itatani, Y. Nabekawa, K. Kondo, and S. Watanabe, Opt. Commun. 134, 134 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, postdeadline paper IPDB9 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, Calif., May 14–16, 2004.

Westerwalbesloh, T.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, Z.

Yakovlev, V.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zang, C.

Zhou, X. Y.

Appl. Phys. B

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990).
[CrossRef]

G. Szabo and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 58, 237 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa, Appl. Phys. B 78, 569 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59 (1987).
[CrossRef]

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nature

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, T. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, Nature 427, 817 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun.

J. Itatani, Y. Nabekawa, K. Kondo, and S. Watanabe, Opt. Commun. 134, 134 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Szatmári and Kühnle, Opt. Commun. 69, 60 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Sekikawa, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 103902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, postdeadline paper IPDB9 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, Calif., May 14–16, 2004.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the modified broadband frequency-doubling system: α, incident angle; β, diffraction angle; G1, Au-coated grating [150 lines (l)/mm]; G2, Al-coated grating (300 lines/mm).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spatial dependence of the pulse front in the horizontal direction of the beam. The filled circles and solid curves (line) correspond to the measurement and the calculation, respectively. (a) Pulse-front distortion by single-mirror BFD as reported in Ref. 5. (b) Pulse front obtained by modified BFD as shown in Fig. 1. The inset in (b) shows the details.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated wavelength dependence of pulse-front distortion in the horizontal direction at the center (solid line) and 15 mm from the center (dashed curve). (a) Single-mirror BFD reported in Ref. 5, (b) modified BFD shown in Fig. 1. The inset shows the SH spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Final SH output power and conversion efficiency of the 300µm-thick BBO crystal versus the input intensity into the crystal.

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