Shaping and characterization of tunable UV ultrashort pulsesS. Weber1, J. Bonnet1, A. Besse1, 2, A. Arbouet2 and B. Chatel1
1 Laboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité, IRSAMC, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
2 CEMES, CNRS/Université Toulouse, 29 rue Jeanne Marvig, BP. 94347, 31055 Toulouse, France
Published online: 7 July 2009
Time shaping of ultrashort UV pulses has been performed using a specially designed acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter in KDP material. A time window shaping up to 4 ps has been obtained on the 250–410 nm range. Characterization by difference frequency mixing as well as two-photon absorption in diamond has been used.
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