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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1673–1675

Carrier-envelope phase stable sub-two-cycle pulses tunable around 1.8 µm at 100 kHz

Christian Homann, Maximilian Bradler, Michael Förster, Peter Hommelhoff, and Eberhard Riedle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1673-1675 (2012)

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We present a simple and efficient concept for the generation of ultrashort infrared pulses with passively stabilized carrier-envelope phase at 100 kHz repetition rate. The central wavelength is tunable between 1.6 and 2.0 µm with pulse durations between 8.2 and 12.8 fs, corresponding to a sub-two-cycle duration over the whole tuning range. Pulse energies of up to 145 nJ are achieved. As a first application we measure the high nonlinearity of multiphoton photoemission from a nanoscale metal tip.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2012
Published: May 10, 2012

Christian Homann, Maximilian Bradler, Michael Förster, Peter Hommelhoff, and Eberhard Riedle, "Carrier-envelope phase stable sub-two-cycle pulses tunable around 1.8 µm at 100 kHz," Opt. Lett. 37, 1673-1675 (2012)

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