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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6345–6353

Spectral phase transfer for indirect phase control of sub-20-fs deep UV pulses

Satoru Shimizu, Yasuo Nabekawa, Minoru Obara, and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6345-6353 (2005)

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We demonstrate the transfer of a shaped spectral phase in a pulse with a sub-20-fs pulse Fourier limit of a Ti:sapphire laser to that in a deep UV pulse at 256 nm in a sum- frequency-mixing process. The generated UV pulse maintains a sufficiently broad spectrum to form a sub-20-fs pulse due to broadband sum-frequency mixing with the group-delay-dispersion-matched scheme. The spectral phases of the deep UV pulse are measured with spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction and compared with the phase applied to the Ti:sapphire laser pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

Satoru Shimizu, Yasuo Nabekawa, Minoru Obara, and Katsumi Midorikawa, "Spectral phase transfer for indirect phase control of sub-20-fs deep UV pulses," Opt. Express 13, 6345-6353 (2005)

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