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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13295–13303

Laser noise compression by filamentation at 400 nm in argon

Pierre Béjot, Christophe Bonnet, Véronique Boutou, and Jean-Pierre Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13295-13303 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.013295


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Abstract

Filamentation is an efficient way to produce an intense and spectrally broad, but poorly stable, source for coherent control spectroscopy. We first described both theoretically and experimentally the filamentation and broadening of a 410 nm ultrashort laser pulse in Argon. By observing the theoretical and experimental spectral cross-correlation in the filament, we then show that the stability of the source can be improved. The Signal-to-Noise Ratio of the intensity inside the filament is increased up to 7 dB by its spectral filtering which provide a low noise broad spectrum source.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2007
Published: September 28, 2007

Citation
Pierre Béjot, Christophe Bonnet, Véronique Boutou, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, "Laser noise compression by filamentation at 400 nm in argon," Opt. Express 15, 13295-13303 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-20-13295


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