Abstract

Generation of sub-20-fs UV pulses with more than 300μJ energy at 268nm is reported. First, the UV pulses are produced by successive second-harmonic and third-harmonic (TH) generation of 805nm pulses of a 1kHz Ti:sapphire laser amplifier. The spectral broadening of TH pulses is realized in a filament, generated in argon. The produced pulses are compressed in a simple double-pass prism-pair compressor. Starting from 100fs pulses, we achieve a fivefold pulse shortening.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental set up. BS, beam splitter; CP, GVM compensation plate; P 1 and P 2 , prisms.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the UV pulses after spectral broadening in the filament, measured at different pressures of argon. The shaded curve shows the spectrum before the gas cell for comparison.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Typical SD FROG measurement of the compressed UV pulse at 268 nm with a FROG error of 0.008: retrieved intensity and phase versus time. The pulse duration of 19.8 fs corresponds to a time–-bandwidth product of 0.65.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra of the UV pulses after spectral broadening in the filament, at the pressure of 650 mbars , measured for different input pulse energies. The shaded curve shows the spectrum before the gas cell for comparison. Inset, durations of the compressed UV pulses as a function of the input pulse energy.

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