Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

High-efficiency, simple setup for pulse cleaning at the millijoule level by nonlinear induced birefringence

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

Nonlinear elliptical polarization rotation is used to improve the contrast of femtosecond pulses by several orders of magnitude. Using nonlinear induced birefringence in air, we produced cleaned pulses with an energy of a few hundreds of microjoules. This technique presents several major advantages, such as convenience and stability of the setup. We investigated the phase profile required for obtaining high-energy pulses. No phase distortion is observed, and the spatial quality of the beam is preserved.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
High-order harmonic generation by nonlinear reflection of an intense high-contrast laser pulse on a plasma

Pascal Monot, Gilles Doumy, Sundrine Dobosz, Michel Perdrix, Pascal D’Oliveira, Fabion Quéré, Fabrice Réau, Philippe Martin, Patrick Audebert, Jean-Claude Gauthier, and Jean-Paul Geindre
Opt. Lett. 29(8) 893-895 (2004)

Pulse contrast enhancement of high-energy pulses by use of a gas-filled hollow waveguide

D. Homoelle, Alexander L. Gaeta, V. Yanovsky, and G. Mourou
Opt. Lett. 27(18) 1646-1648 (2002)

Double chirped-pulse-amplification laser: a way to clean pulses temporally

M. P. Kalashnikov, E. Risse, H. Schönnagel, and W. Sandner
Opt. Lett. 30(8) 923-925 (2005)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved