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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3492–3494

Generation of 2.5 μ J vacuum ultraviolet pulses with sub-50 fs duration by noncollinear four-wave mixing in argon

M. Ghotbi, M. Beutler, and F. Noack  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3492-3494 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003492


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Abstract

Generation of sub- 50 fs vacuum UV pulses with more than 2.5 μJ energy at a 1 kHz repetition rate is reported. The pulses at 160 nm are produced using noncollinear difference-frequency four-wave mixing between the fundamental and third harmonics of an amplified Ti:sapphire laser in argon. While the pulse duration is maintained by increasing the phase-matching pressure, noncollinear interaction improves the conversion efficiency by 1 order of magnitude in comparison with the previous results in collinear geometry.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

Citation
M. Ghotbi, M. Beutler, and F. Noack, "Generation of 2.5 μJ vacuum ultraviolet pulses with sub-50 fs duration by noncollinear four-wave mixing in argon," Opt. Lett. 35, 3492-3494 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3492


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