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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 522–526

Dynamic spatiotemporal pulse shaping in two-photon active biomolecular media

Edeltraud Gehrig and Ortwin Hess  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 522-526 (2007)

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The propagation of ultrashort light pulses in two-photon media is investigated on the basis of a density-matrix formalism for the molecular levels and a wave equation for the dynamics of the light fields. The simulation shows that the dynamic light–matter coupling and level dynamics lead to saturation effects and space-dependent pulse shaping that determine the dynamic response of the molecular medium.

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(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

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Original Manuscript: May 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

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Edeltraud Gehrig and Ortwin Hess, "Dynamic spatiotemporal pulse shaping in two-photon active biomolecular media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 522-526 (2007)

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