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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17774–17779

High energy sub-10 fs pulse generation in vacuum ultraviolet using chirped four wave mixing in hollow waveguides

I. Babushkin and J. Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17774-17779 (2008)

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We numerically study chirped four-wave mixing for VUV pulse generation in hollow waveguides filled with a noble gas. Taking into account ionization effects we predict the generation of signal pulses at 160 nm with shortest durations up to 6.5 fs, highest pulse energy up to the mJ level and maximum energy efficiency of about 30% by broadband chirped idler pulses at 800 nm and narrow-band pump pulses at 270 nm. Using cascaded processes sub-10-fs pulses in the spectral range from 90 to 140 nm can also be generated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.7210) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, vacuum

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

I. Babushkin and J. Herrmann, "High energy sub-10 fs pulse generation in vacuum ultraviolet using chirped four wave mixing in hollow waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 17774-17779 (2008)

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