Terawatt Post compression of high energy fs pulses using ionization: A way to overcome the conventional limitation in energy of few optical cycle pulses
Univ. Bordeaux, CEA, CNRS, CELIA (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications), UMR5107, F-33400 Talence, France
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By using optical-field-ionization of helium we postcompress 50 fs pulses to 8 fs with a pulse energy of 8,7 mJ. Hence few cycle pulses were obtained with TW peak power and a good shot-to-shot stability.
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