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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 16183–16192

Spectral phase transfer to ultrashort UV pulses through four-wave mixing

P. Zuo, T. Fuji, and T. Suzuki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 16183-16192 (2010)

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Transfer of spectral phase from near infrared ultrashort pulses to deep ultraviolet (UV) sub-30-fs pulses through four-wave mixing process is demonstrated. Micro joule UV pulses at 237 nm were generated by nonlinear mixing of second harmonic pulses of Ti:sapphire laser output and near infrared pulses from a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier. Chirp of the near infrared pulse was transfered to the UV pulse with the opposite sign. A positively chirped near infrared pulse was used for generating a negatively chirped UV pulse, which was compressed down to 25 fs by a magnesium fluoride window.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2010
Published: July 15, 2010

P. Zuo, T. Fuji, and T. Suzuki, "Spectral phase transfer to ultrashort UV pulses through four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 18, 16183-16192 (2010)

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