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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1997
  • pp: 522–524

Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 522-524 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000522


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Abstract

High-energy 20-fs pulses generated by a Ti:sapphire laser system were spectrally broadened to more than 250 nm by self-phase modulation in a hollow fiber filled with noble gases and subsequently compressed in a broadband high-throughput dispersive system. Pulses as short as 4.5 fs with energy up to 20-µJ were obtained with krypton, while pulses as short as 5 fs with energy up to 70 µJ were obtained with argon. These pulses are, to our knowledge, the shortest generated to date at multigigawatt peak powers.

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M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, "Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs," Opt. Lett. 22, 522-524 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-8-522


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