Subpicosecond Pulse Compression in the VUV Region by Induced-Phase Modulation in Xe

Tadashi Yamada, Atsushi Uchida, Tsuneo Nakata, Fumihiko Kannari

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    The feasibility of subpicosecond pulse compression in the VUV region using the induced phase modulation in XeI is theoretically studied by numerically solving equations for the amplitude and phase of a weak VUV signal pulse in the presence of an intense pump pulse at the visible wavelength. Substantial pulse compression can be realized with compact pulse compressors when the pump pulse width is decreased. When a 9.6 ps pump pulse at 403 nm with the peak intensity of 1 G W/cm2 is assumed, the signal pulse at 157 nm is compressed from 12 ps to 260 fs by the pulse compressor, with a grating-mirror separation of <2.5 m. Influences on the pulse compression of the timing between two incident pulses and the dynamic change in nonlinear susceptibility are also described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)891-899
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Sep

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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