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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2102–2104

Broadband water window supercontinuum generation with a tailored mid-IR pulse in neutral media

Weiyi Hong, Peixiang Lu, Qianguang Li, and Qingbin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2102-2104 (2009)

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We propose a new (to our knowledge) scheme to generate a broadband water window supercontinuum in a neutral rare-gas media. Using a phase-stabilized few-cycle mid-IR pulse tailored by a much weaker 800 nm pulse, a supercontinuum from 265 to 425 eV is observed, and the ionization probability is below 0.1%. The nonionized media enable us to adopt the right phase-matching technique to select the short path of the supercontinuum, and an isolated 80   as pulse with a central wavelength of 3.2 nm is straightforwardly obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2009
Published: July 7, 2009

Weiyi Hong, Peixiang Lu, Qianguang Li, and Qingbin Zhang, "Broadband water window supercontinuum generation with a tailored mid-IR pulse in neutral media," Opt. Lett. 34, 2102-2104 (2009)

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