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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 750–752

Sub- 2 fs pulses generated by self-channeling in the deep ultraviolet

L. Bergé and S. Skupin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 750-752 (2008)

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The generation of sub- 2 fs light pulses in the UV is numerically demonstrated, using frequency conversion in filamentation regime. Few-cycle pulses emitted at 266 nm keep their temporal shape over several tens of centimeters. Self-compression results from the interplay between Kerr self-focusing and a low-density plasma, which continuously defocuses the pulse over extended propagation ranges.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2008
Published: March 31, 2008

L. Bergé and S. Skupin, "Sub-2fs pulses generated by self-channeling in the deep ultraviolet," Opt. Lett. 33, 750-752 (2008)

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