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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3343–3347

Absorption of ultrashort optical pulses in water

Yoshitomo Okawachi, Aaron D. Slepkov, Imad H. Agha, David F. Geraghty, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 3343-3347 (2007)

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We investigate the linear propagation of 800 and 1530 nm ultrashort optical pulses in water. For all pulse repetition rates studied, we observe pure exponential decay down to a transmission of 2.5 × 10 5 . We further demonstrate that previous observations of nonmonoexponential decay and pulse splitup in broadband pulses are consistent with Beer’s law in the purely linear regime.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Yoshitomo Okawachi, Aaron D. Slepkov, Imad H. Agha, David F. Geraghty, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Absorption of ultrashort optical pulses in water," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 3343-3347 (2007)

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