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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10181–10191

Simultaneous compression, characterization and phase stabilization of GW-level 1.4 cycle VIS-NIR femtosecond pulses using a single dispersion-scan setup

Francisco Silva, Miguel Miranda, Benjamín Alonso, Jens Rauschenberger, Vladimir Pervak, and Helder Crespo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10181-10191 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.010181


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Abstract

We have temporally characterized, dispersion compensated and carrier-envelope phase stabilized 1.4-cycle pulses (3.2 fs) with 160 µJ of energy at 722 nm using a minimal and convenient dispersion-scan setup. The setup is all inline, does not require interferometric beamsplitting, and uses components available in most laser laboratories. Broadband minimization of third-order dispersion using propagation in water enabled reducing the compressed pulse duration from 3.8 to 3.2 fs with the same set of chirped mirrors. Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of the octave-spanning pulses was also performed by the dispersion-scan setup. This unprecedentedly simple and reliable approach provides reproducible CEP-stabilized pulses in the single-cycle regime for applications such as CEP-sensitive spectroscopy and isolated attosecond pulse generation.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2014
Published: April 21, 2014

Citation
Francisco Silva, Miguel Miranda, Benjamín Alonso, Jens Rauschenberger, Vladimir Pervak, and Helder Crespo, "Simultaneous compression, characterization and phase stabilization of GW-level 1.4 cycle VIS-NIR femtosecond pulses using a single dispersion-scan setup," Opt. Express 22, 10181-10191 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-10181


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