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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10684–10689

Generation of 5 fs, 0.5 TW pulses focusable to relativistic intensities at 1 kHz

Samuel Bohman, Akira Suda, Masanori Kaku, Muhammad Nurhuda, Takuya Kanai, Shigeru Yamaguchi, and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10684-10689 (2008)

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We have demonstrated the generation of 5 fs, 0.5 TW pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate using a pulse compression technique in a hollow fiber with a pressure gradient. Owing to the excellent beam quality by passing through the hollow fiber, the beam after pulse compression could be focused to a nearly diffraction-limited spot size. We obtained for the first time a peak intensity as high as 5×1018 W/cm2 in the 2-cycle regime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2008
Published: July 2, 2008

Samuel Bohman, Akira Suda, Masanori Kaku, Muhammad Nurhuda, Takuya Kanai, Shigeru Yamaguchi, and Katsumi Midorikawa, "Generation of 5 fs, 0.5 TW pulses focusable to relativistic intensities at 1 kHz," Opt. Express 16, 10684-10689 (2008)

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