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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3185–3187

Generation of 11 fs pulses by using hollow-core gas-filled fibers at a 100 kHz repetition rate

B. F. Mansour, H. Anis, D. Zeidler, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Villeneuve  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3185-3187 (2006)

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Using self-phase modulation in a hollow-core fiber filled with xenon, we were able to produce 2.3 μ J laser pulses with a duration of 10.9 fs at a repetition rate of up to 100 kHz . We started with 45 fs , 4.4 μ J , 800 nm pulses generated by a Coherent RegA Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system, then spectrally broadened the 30 nm bandwidth to more than 100 nm . Dispersion compensation was achieved with two pairs of chirped mirrors. This is believed to be the first time this type of compression was achieved at a repetition rate as high as 100 kHz . This brings the advantages of few-cycle laser pulses to experiments that require high-repetition-rate, low-energy laser systems, for example, coincidence experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

B. F. Mansour, H. Anis, D. Zeidler, P. B. Corkum, and D. M. Villeneuve, "Generation of 11 fs pulses by using hollow-core gas-filled fibers at a 100 kHz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 31, 3185-3187 (2006)

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