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Applied Physics B

, 95:269 | Cite as

Intense few-cycle laser pulses from self-compression in a self-guiding filament

  • E. Schulz
  • T. Binhammer
  • D. S. Steingrube
  • S. Rausch
  • M. Kovacev
  • U. Morgner
Article

Abstract

Sub-10-fs-pulses are generated by self-compression in a noble gas filament. Using input pulses from a Ti:sapphire amplifier system with an energy of about 1.5 mJ at a repetition rate of 3 kHz and a pulse duration of 30 fs self-compressed sub-10-fs pulses with energies of about 0.3 mJ have been generated. These pulses are characterized with spectral phase interferometry for direct electrical-field reconstruction (SPIDER). Depending on the laser parameters, we observe a significant change in the chirp of the white-light. The spectral distribution of the outcoming beam profile is measured to distinguish the white-light core from the surrounding halo.

PACS

42.65.Jx 42.65.Re 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Schulz
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Binhammer
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. S. Steingrube
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Rausch
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Kovacev
    • 1
    • 2
  • U. Morgner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Quantum OpticsLeibniz University of HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Center for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST)HannoverGermany
  3. 3.Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH)HannoverGermany

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