Abstract

The generation of sub-2fs light pulses in the UV is numerically demonstrated, using frequency conversion in filamentation regime. Few-cycle pulses emitted at 266nm keep their temporal shape over several tens of centimeters. Self-compression results from the interplay between Kerr self-focusing and a low-density plasma, which continuously defocuses the pulse over extended propagation ranges.

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L. Bergé and S. Skupin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 113902 (2008).

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L. Bergé and S. Skupin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 113902 (2008).

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S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
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Horio, T.

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Lederer, F.

S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, R.

J. Liu, H. Schroeder, S. L. Chin, R. Li, W. Yu, and Z. Xu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 053817 (2005).
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J. Liu, H. Schroeder, S. L. Chin, R. Li, W. Yu, and Z. Xu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 053817 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
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A. M. Perelomov, V. S. Popov, and M. V. Terent'ev, Sov. Phys. JETP 24, 207 (1967).

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R. M. Bowman, J. J. Gerdy, G. Roberts, and A. H. Zewail, J. Phys. Chem. 95, 4635 (1991).
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S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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L. Bergé and S. Skupin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 113902 (2008).

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Steinmeyer, G.

G. Stibenz, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Opt. Lett. 31, 274 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. M. Perelomov, V. S. Popov, and M. V. Terent'ev, Sov. Phys. JETP 24, 207 (1967).

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F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. Liu, H. Schroeder, S. L. Chin, R. Li, W. Yu, and Z. Xu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 053817 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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R. M. Bowman, J. J. Gerdy, G. Roberts, and A. H. Zewail, J. Phys. Chem. 95, 4635 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zhavoronkov, N.

G. Stibenz, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Opt. Lett. 31, 274 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Phys. Chem. (1)

R. M. Bowman, J. J. Gerdy, G. Roberts, and A. H. Zewail, J. Phys. Chem. 95, 4635 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

J. Liu, H. Schroeder, S. L. Chin, R. Li, W. Yu, and Z. Xu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 053817 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

S. Skupin, G. Stibenz, L. Bergé, F. Lederer, T. Sokollik, M. Schnürer, N. Zhavoronkov, and G. Steinmeyer, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056604 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

L. Bergé and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1003 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

A. Dalgarno and A. E. Kingston, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 259, 424 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. H. Marburger, Prog. Quantum Electron. 4, 35 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys. (1)

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

A. M. Perelomov, V. S. Popov, and M. V. Terent'ev, Sov. Phys. JETP 24, 207 (1967).

Other (1)

L. Bergé and S. Skupin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 113902 (2008).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Maximal intensity (solid curve) and peak electron density (dashed curve) of a 30 fs , 400 nm Gaussian pulse in argon at 0.1 bar pressure. (b) On-axis temporal evolution versus propagation distance. (c) Same without space–time focusing, self-steepening, and dispersion effects. White arrows specify FWHM durations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a,b) Same quantities as in Figs. 1a, 1b, but a more powerful pump is coupled to a 800 nm , 60 fs seed pulse with A s A 0 = 0.1 . (c) Spectral dynamics at z = 0.1 m (dashed curve), z = 1 m (dashed–dotted curve), and z = 1.5 m (solid curve). Dotted vertical lines bound the frequency window used to filter the generated pulse. (d) Temporal profiles at z = 1.35 m (solid curve), z = 1.5 m (dashed–dotted curve), and z = 1.65 m (dashed curve) computed from the same filter. Inset shows an XFROG trace at z = 1.65 m .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Same quantities as in Fig. 2a for a 2 mm waisted pulse focused by a 1.5 m lens. (b) Temporal intensity profiles of the corresponding 4WM pulses at z = 2 m (dashed curve) and z = 2.4 m (solid curve). Inset represents the on-axis spectrum in the 4WM region at z = 2.4 m .

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z U = i 2 k 0 T 1 1 r r r r U + i D U + i ω 0 c n 2 T U 2 U i k 0 2 n 0 2 ρ c T 1 ρ U σ 2 ρ U ( ρ nt ρ ) U i W ( I ) 2 U 2 U ,
z E ̂ = i 2 k ( ω ) 2 E ̂ + i k ( ω ) E ̂ + i μ 0 ω 2 2 k ( ω ) F ̂ NL ,
t ρ = W ( I ) ( ρ nt ρ ) + σ U i ρ I , I U 2 .

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