Abstract

A broadband ultraviolet pulse with a spectral width of 44 nm was generated by achromatic sum-frequency mixing of an 805-nm pulse and ultrabroadband visible pulse. Angular dispersion was introduced to achieve broadband phase matching by a prism pair. The UV pulse was compressed to 13.2 fs with another prism pair, with energy of 600 nJ.

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I.V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep.Prog.Phys. 69, 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

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Adachi, S.

Backus, S.

Baum, P.

Beutler, M.

Brida, D.

Cerullo, G.

Durfee III, C. G.

Fuji, T.

Ghotbi, M.

Hertel, I.V.

I.V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep.Prog.Phys. 69, 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

Horio, T.

Kanai, T.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kobayashi, T.

Kosuge, A.

Kumbhakar, P.

Liu, T.

Lochbrunner, S.

Manzoni, C.

Midorikawa, K.

Midorikawa1, K.

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa1,“Group-delay-dispersion-matched sum-frequency mixing for the indirect phase control of deep ultraviolet pulses in the sub-20-fs regime,”Appl.Phys. B 78, 569–581 (2004).
[Crossref]

Murnane, M. M.

Nabekawa, Y.

S. Shimizu, Y. Nabekawa, M. Obara, and K. Midorikawa, “Spectral phase transfer for indirect phase control of sub-20-fs deep UV pulses,” Opt. Express 13, 6345–6353 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa1,“Group-delay-dispersion-matched sum-frequency mixing for the indirect phase control of deep ultraviolet pulses in the sub-20-fs regime,”Appl.Phys. B 78, 569–581 (2004).
[Crossref]

Noack, F.

Obara, M.

Peatross, J.

Radloff, W.

I.V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep.Prog.Phys. 69, 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

Riedle, E.

Rundquist, A.

Sekikawa, T.

Shimizu, S.

Suzuki, T.

Taft, G.

Watanabe, S.

Zeek, Z.

Zhou, X.

Appl.Phys. B (1)

Y. Nabekawa and K. Midorikawa1,“Group-delay-dispersion-matched sum-frequency mixing for the indirect phase control of deep ultraviolet pulses in the sub-20-fs regime,”Appl.Phys. B 78, 569–581 (2004).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (8)

S. Adachi, P. Kumbhakar, and T. Kobayashi, “Quasi-monocyclic near-infrared pulses with a stabilized carrier-envelope phase characterized by noncollinear cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1150–1152 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Backus, J. Peatross, Z. Zeek, A. Rundquist, G. Taft, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “16-fs, 1-µJ ultraviolet pulses generated by third-harmonic conversion in air,” Opt. Lett. 21, 665–667 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. G. Durfee III, S. Backus, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, “Intense 8-fs pulse generation in the deep ultraviolet,” Opt. Lett. 24, 697–699 (1999).
[Crossref]

C. G. Durfee III, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Ultrabroadband phase-matched optical parametric generation in the ultraviolet by use of guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1565–1567 (1997).
[Crossref]

T. Fuji, T. Horio, and T. Suzuki, “Generation of 12 fs deep-ultraviolet pulses by four-wave mixing through filamentation in neon gas,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2481–2483 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Beutler, M. Ghotbi, F. Noack, D. Brida, C. Manzoni, and G. Cerullo, “Generation of high-energy sub-20 fs pulses tunable in the 250–310 nm region by frequency doubling of a high-power noncollinear optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 34, 710–712 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, “Tunable sub-10-fs ultraviolet pulses generated by achromatic frequency doubling,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1686–1688 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Kanai, X. Zhou, T. Liu, A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, “Generation of terawatt 10-fs blue pulses by compensation for pulse-front distortion in broadband frequency doubling,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2929–2931 (2004).
[Crossref]

Rep.Prog.Phys. (1)

I.V. Hertel and W. Radloff, “Ultrafast dynamics in isolated molecules and molecular clusters,” Rep.Prog.Phys. 69, 1897–2003 (2006).
[Crossref]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of the NOPA and UV setup
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. The seed and NOPA output spectra
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Configuration of ASFM and compression of UV
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Residual phase mismatching of the ASFM setup at three different prism distances, with a 1-mm-thick BBO crystal.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. The broadest bandwidth UV spectrum obtain by ASFM, with d=670mm and L=1mm BBO crystal.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Measured spectrum of UV with maximal energy.
Fig. 7.
Fig. 7. The retrieved temporal shape and phase of UV with XFROG.

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