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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 163–165

Wavefront control to generate ultraviolet supercontinuum by filamentation of few-cycle laser pulses in argon

Zhanxin Wang, Jiansheng Liu, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 163-165 (2010)

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We numerically demonstrated the filamentation dynamics of a 6 fs, 800 nm pulse focused in argon at atmospheric pressure by a zone plate and a concave mirror. In comparison with a concave mirror, the zone plate has a frequency-dependent focal length and can be used to control the wavefront of the laser beam in the frequency domain. A separate supercontinuum in the ultraviolet region extending from 250 to 300 nm and peaked at 280   nm can be generated by using a proper zone plate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2009
Published: January 13, 2010

Zhanxin Wang, Jiansheng Liu, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "Wavefront control to generate ultraviolet supercontinuum by filamentation of few-cycle laser pulses in argon," Opt. Lett. 35, 163-165 (2010)

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