A phase and amplitude irregularity introduced into the spectrum of a short laser pulse by propagation through a weak narrow-line absorber results in strong suppression of continuum two-photon absorption at the peak frequency of the narrow-line absorber.
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(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
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Itay Gur-Arie, Alon Shoham, and Shimshon Bar-Ad, "Coherent two-photon absorption quenching of short laser pulses with–phaseamplitude irregularities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2569-2575 (2003)