Generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs light pulses

Ch Spielmann, S. Sartania, F. Krausz, R. Szipocs, K. Ferencz, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto

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Abstract

A new technology based on Ti:sapphire laser systems allows the generation of approximately 20-fs pulses with gigawatt1,2 or terawatt3,4 peak power has been presented. Recently a powerful pulse compression technique based on spectral broadening in a hollow fiber filled with noble gases has demonstrated capability of handling high energy pulses. The hollow fiber technique with a broadband dispersive system resulted in the compression of high-energy 20-fs input pulses down to 4.5-fs and output energy up to 70 μJ has also been presented. These pulses are the shortest generated to date and contain less than two oscillations of the optical radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages58-59
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/18/975/23/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Spielmann, C., Sartania, S., Krausz, F., Szipocs, R., Ferencz, K., Nisoli, M., De Silvestri, S., & Svelto, O. (1997). Generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs light pulses. 58-59. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS, Baltimore, MD, USA, .