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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18986–18993

Ultrashort optical-vortex pulse generation in few-cycle regime

Keisaku Yamane, Yasunori Toda, and Ryuji Morita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18986-18993 (2012)

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We generated a 2.3-cycle, 5.9-fs, 56-μJ ultrashort optical-vortex pulse (ranging from ∼650 to ∼950 nm) in few-cycle regime, by optical parametric amplification. It was performed even by using passive elements (a pair of prisms and chirped mirrors) for chirp compensation. Spectrally-resolved interferograms and intensity profiles showed that the obtained pulses have no spatial or topological-charge dispersion during the amplification process. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first generation of optical-vortex pulses in few-cycle regime. They can be powerful tools for ultrabroadband and/or ultrafast spectroscopy and experiments of high-intensity field physics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2012
Published: August 2, 2012

Keisaku Yamane, Yasunori Toda, and Ryuji Morita, "Ultrashort optical-vortex pulse generation in few-cycle regime," Opt. Express 20, 18986-18993 (2012)

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