Abstract

We investigate the potential of four-wave mixing in dielectric hollow waveguides for vacuum ultraviolet pulse generation with unprecedented short durations. Taking into account higher-order transverse modes and plasma effects we predict the generation of a 2.5fs pulse at 160nm using an intense 10fs, 800nm pulse and its weaker third harmonic at 267nm, both coupled to the fundamental transverse mode. Excitation of higher transverse modes allows an increase of the signal energy (up to by a factor of 20), but with a pulse duration of 13fs (compressible to 7.7fs).

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A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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D.-S. Guo and G. W. F. Drake, J. Phys. A 25, 5377 (1992).
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B. S. Azimov, Yu. N. Karamzin, A. P. Suchkorukov, and A. K. Suchkorukova, J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 78, 81 (1980).

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R. L. Abrams, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE8, 838 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

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[CrossRef]

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Babushkin, I.

P. Tzankov, O. Steinkellner, J. Zheng, M. Mero, W. Freyer, A. Husakou, I. Babushkin, J. Herrmann, and F. Noack, Opt. Express 15, 6389 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Babushkin, A. Husakou, and J. Herrmann are preparing a manuscript to be titled “Fifth harmonic generation in hollow-wave fibers in vacuum untraviolet.”

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P. Tzankov, O. Steinkellner, J. Zheng, M. Mero, W. Freyer, A. Husakou, I. Babushkin, J. Herrmann, and F. Noack, Opt. Express 15, 6389 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Babushkin, A. Husakou, and J. Herrmann are preparing a manuscript to be titled “Fifth harmonic generation in hollow-wave fibers in vacuum untraviolet.”

Husakou, A.

P. Tzankov, O. Steinkellner, J. Zheng, M. Mero, W. Freyer, A. Husakou, I. Babushkin, J. Herrmann, and F. Noack, Opt. Express 15, 6389 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaptayn, H. C.

Karamzin, Yu. N.

B. S. Azimov, Yu. N. Karamzin, A. P. Suchkorukov, and A. K. Suchkorukova, J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 78, 81 (1980).

Lochbrunner, S.

Marcatili, E. A. J.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Mero, M.

Murnane, M. M.

Noack, F.

Riedle, E.

Schmeltzer, R. A.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Steinkellner, O.

Suchkorukov, A. P.

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Suchkorukova, A. K.

B. S. Azimov, Yu. N. Karamzin, A. P. Suchkorukov, and A. K. Suchkorukova, J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 78, 81 (1980).

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Zheng, J.

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E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

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J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (1)

B. S. Azimov, Yu. N. Karamzin, A. P. Suchkorukov, and A. K. Suchkorukova, J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 78, 81 (1980).

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D.-S. Guo and G. W. F. Drake, J. Phys. A 25, 5377 (1992).
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Opt. Express (1)

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Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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I. Babushkin, A. Husakou, and J. Herrmann are preparing a manuscript to be titled “Fifth harmonic generation in hollow-wave fibers in vacuum untraviolet.”

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dependence of the signal VUV pulse energy on pressure for an input beam waist diameter w = 0.64 d (lower curve, crosses) and w = 0.2 d (upper curve, stars) and a 10 fs 8 μ J input idler pulse at 800 nm , and 50 fs 2.4 μ J pump energy at 267 nm . The fiber length is z = 10 cm and the diameter is d = 100 μ m .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum and (b) pulse shapes of the signal pulse for the parameters of Fig. 1, w = 0.64 d and p = 700 Torr . In (a) the spectrum is shown by the solid curve and the phase by the dashed curve. In (b), the electric fields E ( t ) for the idler (dashed curve), and signal (solid curve) are shown.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum and (b) pulse shape for higher-order mode excitation ( w = 0.2 d ) and p = 550 Torr . The other parameters and notations are the same as in Fig. 2.

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E j z = i ( β j ( ω ) ω v ) E j + i c μ 0 g j ( ω ) ω 2 2 k ( ω ) P n l ( j ) ,
A 5 ( z , η ) z A 1 2 ( η + z δ 1 v 1 ) A 3 ( η + z δ 3 v 3 ) e i Δ k z .
A 5 e b 2 π ( e 8 η 2 ln 2 τ 1 2 4 η ln 2 τ 1 + i b e 8 ( η δ 1 z v 1 ) 2 ln 2 τ 1 2 4 ( η δ 1 z v 1 ) ln 2 τ 1 + i b ) ,

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