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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3630–3639

Above-millijoule super-continuum generation using polarisation dependent filamentation in atoms and molecules

Oscar Varela, Amelle Zaïr, Julio San Román, Benjamin Alonso, Iñigo Juan Sola, Camilo Prieto, and Luis Roso  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3630-3639 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003630


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Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time that input polarisation control inducing one single filamentation is a very robust technique to accurately control the filamentation dynamics enhancing throughput energy of the supercontinuum generation up to 1.2 millijoule. Reaching the above-millijoule regime opens the way to post-compression of multi-terawatt laser pulses.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2009
Published: February 24, 2009

Citation
Oscar Varela, Amelle Zaïr, Julio San Román, Benjamín Alonso, Iñigo Juan Sola, Camilo Prieto, and Luis Roso, "Above-millijoule super-continuum generation using polarisation dependent filamentation in atoms and molecules," Opt. Express 17, 3630-3639 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3630


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