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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 14 — Nov. 16, 2010

Clean sub-8-fs pulses at 400 nm generated by a hollow fiber compressor for ultraviolet ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy

Jun Liu, Kotaro Okamura, Yuichiro Kida, Takahiro Teramoto, and Takayoshi Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20645-20650 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020645


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Abstract

Clean 7.5 fs pulses at 400 nm with less than 3% energy in tiny satellite pulses were obtained by spectral broadening in a hollow fiber and dispersive compensating using a prism pair together with a deformable mirror system. As an example, this stable and clean pulse was used to study the ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy of photoactive yellow protein. Moreover, the self-diffraction signal shows a smoothed and broadened laser spectrum and is expected to have a further clean laser pulse, which makes it more useful in the ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy in the future.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Published: September 14, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jun Liu, Kotaro Okamura, Yuichiro Kida, Takahiro Teramoto, and Takayoshi Kobayashi, "Clean sub-8-fs pulses at 400 nm generated by a hollow fiber compressor for ultraviolet ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy," Opt. Express 18, 20645-20650 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-20-20645


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