publication . Conference object . 2011

High intensity pulse self-compression in short hollow core capillaries

Jeremy G. Frey; Peter Horak; Patrick N. Anderson; Thomas Butcher; William S. Brocklesby;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The drive for shorter pulses for use in techniques such as high harmonic generation and laser wakefield acceleration requires continual improvement in post-laser pulse compression techniques. The two most commonly used methods of pulse compression for high intensity pulses are hollow capillary compression via self-phase modulation (SPM) [1] and the more recently developed filamentation [2]. Both of these methods can require propagation distances of 1–3 m to achieve spectral broadening and compression. Additionally, hollow capillary compression requires post compression of the broadened pulse by chirped mirrors. Filamentation trades the efficiency of hollow capil...
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free text keywords: Ultrashort pulse, Filamentation, Pulse compression, Bandwidth-limited pulse, Compression (physics), Optics, business.industry, business, High harmonic generation, Self-phase modulation, Pulse (signal processing), Materials science
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