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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2765–2769

Generation of 30 fs pulses tunable from 189 to 240 nm with an all-solid-state setup

Christian Homann, Peter Lang, and Eberhard Riedle  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2765-2769 (2012)

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Fully tunable deep UV pulses of 30 fs duration are generated in an all-solid-state scheme from 200 fs long pump pulses of a Ti:sapphire amplifier. The tunability comes from a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier with tailored spectral width. The output pulses are frequency-doubled in a 50 μm BBO crystal and subsequently mixed in a 32 μm BBO crystal with part of the Ti:sapphire output. The compression is solely performed in the visible. This makes the setup extremely simple and efficient. Less than 400 μJ pump energy suffice to obtain submicrojoule deep UV pulses. The strategy for the bandwidth and chirp management is explained in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2012
Published: September 17, 2012

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Christian Homann, Peter Lang, and Eberhard Riedle, "Generation of 30 fs pulses tunable from 189 to 240 nm with an all-solid-state setup," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2765-2769 (2012)

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