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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 723–725

Vacuum ultraviolet pulses of 11 fs from fifth-harmonic generation of a Ti:sapphire laser

Kyriaki Kosma, Sergei A. Trushin, Wolfram E. Schmid, and Werner Fuß  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 723-725 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000723


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Abstract

We demonstrate that in a short Ar cell, generation of the fifth harmonic from 12 fs pulses at 810 nm directly results in ultrashort vacuum UV pulses at 162 nm . They have a spectral width of 5 nm and a duration of 11 ± 1 fs (1.4 times the transform limit), as measured by cross correlation with the fundamental pulses. Their energy (estimated to 4 nJ ) turned out to be sufficient for use as a pump in time-resolved experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2008
Published: March 31, 2008

Citation
Kyriaki Kosma, Sergei A. Trushin, Wolfram E. Schmid, and Werner Fuß, "Vacuum ultraviolet pulses of 11 fs from fifth-harmonic generation of a Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 723-725 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-7-723

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