Abstract

Pulse compression in a differentially pumped neon-filled hollow fiber was used to generate high-power few-cycle laser pulses. The pulse compression process was optimized by adjusting gas pressure and laser chirp to produce the shortest laser pulses. Precise dispersion control enabled the generation of laser pulses with duration of 3.7fs and energy of 1.2mJ. This corresponds to an output of 1.5cycle, 0.3TW pulses at a 1kHz repetition rate using positively chirped 33fs laser pulses.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Gullikson, E. M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. Suda, M. Hatayama, K. Nagasaka, and K. Midorikawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111116/1-3 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hofstetter, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Kanai, T.

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E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, Science 320, 1614 (2008).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. H. Sung, J. Y. Park, T. Imran, Y. S. Lee, and C. H. Nam, Appl. Phys. B B82, 5 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Morita, R.

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[CrossRef]

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Nagasaka, K.

A. Suda, M. Hatayama, K. Nagasaka, and K. Midorikawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111116/1-3 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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J. Park, J.-H. Lee, and C. H. Nam, Opt. Express 16, 4465 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Sung, J. Y. Park, T. Imran, Y. S. Lee, and C. H. Nam, Appl. Phys. B B82, 5 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nibbering, E. T. J.

Nisoli, M.

Nurhuda, M.

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Park, J. Y.

J. H. Sung, J. Y. Park, T. Imran, Y. S. Lee, and C. H. Nam, Appl. Phys. B B82, 5 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B. S.

Pshenichnikov, M. S.

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S. C. Rae and K. Burnett, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1084 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. H. Sung, J. Y. Park, T. Imran, Y. S. Lee, and C. H. Nam, Appl. Phys. B B82, 5 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Szipöcs, R.

Uiberacker, M.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wiersma, D. A.

Yakovlev, V. S.

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yamaguchi, S.

Yamane, K.

M. Yamashita, K. Yamane, and R. Morita, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 213 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yamashita, M.

M. Yamashita, K. Yamane, and R. Morita, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 213 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. H. Sung, J. Y. Park, T. Imran, Y. S. Lee, and C. H. Nam, Appl. Phys. B B82, 5 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

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

A. Suda, M. Hatayama, K. Nagasaka, and K. Midorikawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111116/1-3 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Yamashita, K. Yamane, and R. Morita, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 213 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

S. C. Rae and K. Burnett, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1084 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

D. Grischkowsky, E. Courtens, and J. A. Amstrong, Phys. Rev. Lett. 31, 422 (1973).
[CrossRef]

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

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

Science (1)

E. Goulielmakis, M. Schultze, M. Hofstetter, V. S. Yakovlev, J. Gagnon, M. Uiberacker, A. L. Aquila, E. M. Gullikson, D. T. Attwood, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and U. Kleineberg, Science 320, 1614 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

C. Rulliere, Femtosecond Laser Pulses (Springer-Verlag, 1998).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematics of the kilohertz femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser with a differentially pumped hollow-fiber pulse compressor. M, mirror; G, grating; CC, concave mirror; CX, convex mirror; SC, silver-coated concave mirror; CM, chirped mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral broadening in a differentially pumped hollow-fiber pulse compressor measured while changing (a) Ne pressure with chirp-free 29 fs pulses and (b) laser chirp with 1.6 bar neon.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured (solid curve) and retrieved (dotted curve) spectra and spectral phase of the laser output obtained with 1.6 bar neon and positively chirped 33 fs laser pulse. (b) Temporal profile of the laser pulse measured using the SHG FROG method. The inset shows the FROG trace.

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