Applied Physics B

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 293–299

Nonlinear spectral cleaning of few-cycle pulses via cross-polarized wave (XPW) generation

  • A. Jullien
  • C. G. Durfee
  • A. Trisorio
  • L. Canova
  • J.-P. Rousseau
  • B. Mercier
  • L. Antonucci
  • G. Chériaux
  • O. Albert
  • R. Lopez-Martens
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3503-2

Cite this article as:
Jullien, A., Durfee, C.G., Trisorio, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2009) 96: 293. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3503-2

Abstract

The characterization of a temporal filter based on cross-polarized wave generation working in the few-optical-cycle regime is presented. We show that this device dramatically improves the spectral quality of the ultrashort seed pulses, opening the way to the production of sub-10 fs pulses with high incoherent and coherent contrast. The dispersion compensation conditions for an optimized behavior of the process are experimentally and theoretically discussed.

PACS

42.65.Re42.65.-k

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jullien
    • 1
  • C. G. Durfee
    • 2
  • A. Trisorio
    • 1
  • L. Canova
    • 1
  • J.-P. Rousseau
    • 1
  • B. Mercier
    • 1
  • L. Antonucci
    • 1
  • G. Chériaux
    • 1
  • O. Albert
    • 1
  • R. Lopez-Martens
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée, ENSTA ParisTechEcole Polytechnique, Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Colorado School of MinesGoldenUSA