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Few-optical-cycle pulses: generation and applications
Author(s): Giulio Cerullo; Mauro Nisoli; Sandro De Silvestri
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Paper Abstract

We discuss two techniques for the generation of light pulses with a duration of just a few optical cycles. Non-collinear optical parametric amplification produces sub-10-fs pulses tunable in the visible, while spectral broadening in an hollow fiber allows to obtain intense 5-fs near infrared pulses. The visible pulses are applied to follow, in real time, the early events of energy relaxation processes in a variety of molecular systems. The near-infrared pulses interact in an highly nonlinear fashion with noble gases to produce high order harmonics extending to the soft x-ray spectral region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.525444
Show Author Affiliations
Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Mauro Nisoli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Sandro De Silvestri, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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