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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1552–1554

Spectral phase control and temporal superresolution toward the single-cycle pulse

T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, U. Morgner, R. Ell, and F. X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1552-1554 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001552


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Abstract

The concept of temporal superresolution is applied to optical few-cycle laser pulses for the first time to our knowledge. Pulse durations of as little as to 3.7 fs , well below the Fourier limit, are achieved by pulse shaping of an octave-spanning Ti:sapphire oscillator spectrum. Our prism-based pulse shaper also enables us to generate a manifold of well-controlled pulse sequences that are important for coherent control applications on a femtosecond time scale.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2006

Citation
T. Binhammer, E. Rittweger, U. Morgner, R. Ell, and F. X. Kärtner, "Spectral phase control and temporal superresolution toward the single-cycle pulse," Opt. Lett. 31, 1552-1554 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1552

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