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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22423–22428

Simultaneous generation of sub-20 fs deep and vacuum ultraviolet pulses in a single filamentation cell and application to time-resolved photoelectron imaging

Takuya Horio, Roman Spesyvtsev, and Toshinori Suzuki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22423-22428 (2013)

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Sub-20 fs pulses of the third, fourth, and fifth harmonics of a Ti:sapphire laser are simultaneously generated using cascaded four-wave mixing in filamentation propagation of the fundamental frequency and the second harmonic pulses in Ne gas. Reflective optics under vacuum are employed after the four-wave mixing to minimize material dispersion of the optical pulses. The cross-correlation between 198 and 159 nm pulses of 18 fs is achieved without dispersion compensation. This new light source is applied to time-resolved photoelectron imaging of carbon disulfide (CS2).

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2013
Published: September 16, 2013

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Takuya Horio, Roman Spesyvtsev, and Toshinori Suzuki, "Simultaneous generation of sub-20 fs deep and vacuum ultraviolet pulses in a single filamentation cell and application to time-resolved photoelectron imaging," Opt. Express 21, 22423-22428 (2013)

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