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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: B122–B132

Space- and time-resolved measurement of rotational wave packet revivals of linear gas molecules using single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry

Y.-H. Chen, S. Varma, and H. M. Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. B122-B132 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.00B122


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Abstract

Femtosecond laser-induced alignment and its periodic quantum revivals are measured in a range of linear gas molecules using an improved version of single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry. In particular, room temperature alignment revivals of hydrogen and deuterium molecules are measured for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, in a single shot. Wave packet collisional dephasing rates are also measured.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2008
Published: May 28, 2008

Citation
Y.-H. Chen, S. Varma, and H. M. Milchberg, "Space- and time-resolved measurement of rotational wave packet revivals of linear gas molecules using single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, B122-B132 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-7-B122


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