Intense Few-Cycle Mid-Infrared Laser Pulse Generation and Applications

  • Ruxin Li
  • Chuang Li
  • Liwei Song
  • Ding Wang
  • Canhua Xu
  • Cheng Gong
  • Yuxin Leng
  • Peng Liu
  • Zhinan Zeng
  • Zhizhan Xu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)

Abstract

The recent progress in the development of few-cycle laser pulses with passively stabilized carrier-envelope phase (CEP) at SIOM is reported. A three-stage high conversion efficiency optical parametric amplifier (OPA) with passively stabilized carrier-envelope phase is shown. After passing through an argon-filled hollow fiber and the dispersion compensator for pulse compression, CEP stabilized 0.7 mJ, 1.5 cycle laser pulses at \(1.75\mu \mathrm{m}\) center wavelength are obtained. Applications of the laser system in high order harmonic generation leading to the short wavelength supercontinuum emission and the terahertz (THz) generation with a pronounced CEP dependence will be discussed. THz emission spectroscopy is adopted also to determine the value of CEP, indicating an excellent long-term CEP stability.

Keywords

Second Harmonic Generation Hollow Fiber Second Harmonic High Order Harmonic Generation High Harmonic Generation 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the support from Chinese Academy of Science, National Natural Science Foundation (Grant Nos. 10734080, 60921004, 60908008, 61078037), National 973 Program (Grant No. 2011CB808100), National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2011CB808101), and Shanghai Commission of Science and Technology (Grant No. 09QA1406500).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruxin Li
    • 1
  • Chuang Li
    • 1
  • Liwei Song
    • 1
  • Ding Wang
    • 1
  • Canhua Xu
    • 1
  • Cheng Gong
    • 1
  • Yuxin Leng
    • 1
  • Peng Liu
    • 1
  • Zhinan Zeng
    • 1
  • Zhizhan Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina

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