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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 139–148

Generation of sub-10 fs ultraviolet Gaussian pulses

Yuichiro Kida and Takayoshi Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 139-148 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000139


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Abstract

A technique is proposed for generating sub- 10 fs deep ultraviolet (DUV) pulses with Gaussian temporal and spectral profiles. In this approach, a broadband DUV pulse with a negative frequency chirp is generated and compressed by normal group-velocity dispersion in a transparent medium. The pulse shape is not significantly distorted by high-order spectral phase distortion. In principle, nearly transform-limited sub- 6 fs UV pulses with pulse energies of several tens of microjoules are expected to be generated. Numerical simulations indicate that a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplifier with a pulse energy of several millijoules and a pulse duration of 35 fs can be used to generate high-energy sub- 6 fs UV pulses. The technique is partially demonstrated by an experiment using a low-power Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplifier to generate low-energy sub- 10 fs single DUV pulses with waveforms that quantitatively agree with those predicted by the numerical simulations. This technique can be used to generate high-energy sub- 10 fs DUV pulses with Gaussian temporal and spectral profiles for ultrafast spectroscopy in the gas phase as well as the liquid and solid phases.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2010
Published: December 21, 2010

Citation
Yuichiro Kida and Takayoshi Kobayashi, "Generation of sub-10 fs ultraviolet Gaussian pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 139-148 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-1-139


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