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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20242–20250

High harmonic generation by novel fiber amplifier based sources

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, M. Krebs, F. Tavella, A. Willner, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20242-20250 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020242


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Abstract

Significant progress in high repetition rate ultrashort pulse sources based on fiber technology is presented. These systems enable operation at a high repetition rate of up to 500 kHz and high average power in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range via high harmonic generation in a gas jet. High average power few-cycle pulses of a fiber amplifier pumped optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier are used to produce µW level average power for the strongest harmonic at 42.9 nm at a repetition rate of 96 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2010
Published: September 8, 2010

Citation
S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, M. Krebs, F. Tavella, A. Willner, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "High harmonic generation by novel fiber amplifier based sources," Opt. Express 18, 20242-20250 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20242


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