A simple scheme for generating 0.4 mJ 11.5 fs pulses at 1.8 µm is presented. OPA pulses were spectrally broadened in a hollow-core fiber and subsequently compressed by utilizing linear propagation through bulk material.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
B. E. Schmidt, M. Giguère, A. D. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, É. Bisson, D. M. Villeneuve, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and F. Légaré, "Sub Two-Cycle Pulse Compression at 1.8 µm with Bulk Material," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CWA2.
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