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Compression of high-energy ultrashort laser pulses through an argon-filled tapered planar waveguide

Chen, Shihua; Jarnac, Amelie; Houard, Aurelien; Liu, Yi; Arnold, Cord LU ; Zhou, Bing; Forestier, Benjamin; Prade, Bernard and Mysyrowicz, Andre (2011) In Optical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics 28(5). p.1009-1012
Abstract
We propose a hollow tapered planar waveguide for compression of high-energy ultrashort laser pulses. Direct measurements suggest that it seems to find a very good trade-off among the energy throughput, the beam focusability, and the pulse compressibility. With a Ti:sapphire laser pulse of 12.0 mJ and 40 fs, our experiment produces an output pulse of 9: 4 fs duration with energy 9: 1 mJ (transverse magnetic mode) or 10: 0 mJ (transverse electric mode) in argon, each exhibiting a nice spatial mode. To evaluate such a tapered waveguide, the linear wave propagation theory and the solution to its complex propagation constant are also presented. c 2011 Optical Society of America
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  abstract     = {We propose a hollow tapered planar waveguide for compression of high-energy ultrashort laser pulses. Direct measurements suggest that it seems to find a very good trade-off among the energy throughput, the beam focusability, and the pulse compressibility. With a Ti:sapphire laser pulse of 12.0 mJ and 40 fs, our experiment produces an output pulse of 9: 4 fs duration with energy 9: 1 mJ (transverse magnetic mode) or 10: 0 mJ (transverse electric mode) in argon, each exhibiting a nice spatial mode. To evaluate such a tapered waveguide, the linear wave propagation theory and the solution to its complex propagation constant are also presented. c 2011 Optical Society of America},
  author       = {Chen, Shihua and Jarnac, Amelie and Houard, Aurelien and Liu, Yi and Arnold, Cord and Zhou, Bing and Forestier, Benjamin and Prade, Bernard and Mysyrowicz, Andre},
  issn         = {0740-3224},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1009--1012},
  publisher    = {Optical Society of America},
  series       = {Optical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics},
  title        = {Compression of high-energy ultrashort laser pulses through an argon-filled tapered planar waveguide},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.001009},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2011},
}