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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2467–2474

Generation of sub-30 fs ultraviolet pulses by Raman induced phase modulation in nitrogen

F. Noack, O. Steinkellner, P. Tzankov, H.-H. Ritze, J. Herrmann, and Y. Kida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2467-2474 (2005)

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We demonstrate compression of ultrashort light pulses in the ultraviolet (UV) by impulsively excited molecular wave-packets in nitrogen filled in a 25 cm long hollow waveguide of 128 µm diameter. After compression with CaF2 prisms the pulse duration was determined by XFROG to be 23 fs with a time-bandwidth product of 0.50. The advantages of our technique are high efficiency and the possibility to use it also for pulses at wavelength shorter than 200 nm. The experimental observations are explained by a theoretical model.

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OCIS Codes
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

F. Noack, O. Steinkellner, P. Tzankov, H.-H. Ritze, J. Herrmann, and Y. Kida, "Generation of sub-30 fs ultraviolet pulses by Raman induced phase modulation in nitrogen," Opt. Express 13, 2467-2474 (2005)

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