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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2487–2490

Efficient generation of ultra-intense few-cycle radially polarized laser pulses

Sergio Carbajo, Eduardo Granados, Damian Schimpf, Alexander Sell, Kyung-Han Hong, Jeffrey Moses, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2487-2490 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002487


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Abstract

We report on efficient generation of millijoule-level, kilohertz-repetition-rate few-cycle laser pulses with radial polarization by combining a gas-filled hollow-waveguide compression technique with a suitable polarization mode converter. Peak power levels > 85 GW are routinely achieved, capable of reaching relativistic intensities > 10 19 W / cm 2 with carrier-envelope-phase control, by employing readily accessible ultrafast high-energy laser technology.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2014
Published: April 14, 2014

Citation
Sergio Carbajo, Eduardo Granados, Damian Schimpf, Alexander Sell, Kyung-Han Hong, Jeffrey Moses, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Efficient generation of ultra-intense few-cycle radially polarized laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 39, 2487-2490 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-8-2487


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