Extremely short high-energy UV pulses from a high-pressure gas: Understanding the physical limits

U. Graf, E. E. Serebryannikov, M. Fieß, M. Schultze, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, A. M. Zheltikov, E. Goulielmakis

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Nonlinear-optical processes in the gas phase have long been used for efficient broadband frequency upconversion of high-power laser radiation 1, Extension of these strategies to high-peak-power few-cycle laser pulses is one of the most challenging tasks in the modem era of laser science and technologies. Recent experiments 2, 3 have demonstrated that gas-phase harmonic-generation techniques can produce few-cycle pulses with a pulse width less than 1 fs in the UV/DUV range.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Europe and EQEC 2009 Conference Digest
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4080-1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 European Quantum Electronics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009


Conference2009 European Quantum Electronics Conference


  • Harmonic generation
  • Infrared lasers
  • Laser systems
  • Spatial filtering
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Upconversion lasers

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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