We demonstrate temporal phase modulation of an ultrafast pulse by a time-dependent refractive index of transiently aligned anisotropic gas molecules. This allows for the generation of transform limited pulses that are tunable in duration.
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K. K. Hartinger and R. Bartels, "Spectral Compression of Ultrafast Pulses using Transiently Aligned Molecules," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMBB1.
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