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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13492–13498

Generation of intense 11-fs ultraviolet pulses using phase modulation by two types of coherent molecular motions

Yuichiro Kida, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13492-13498 (2008)

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The use of two types of phase modulations arising from the coherent rotations of ortho-hydrogen and para-hydrogen to generate an intense ultrashort ultraviolet pulse without substantial generation of sub-pulses was demonstrated. This technique allows use of a high-energy long-probe pulse in the pump-probe regime for generating a high-energy compressed pulse. A 100-fs ultraviolet pulse was compressed to 11-fs by the phase modulation followed by dispersion compensation with chirped mirrors.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2008
Published: August 18, 2008

Yuichiro Kida, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, and Totaro Imasaka, "Generation of intense 11-fs ultraviolet pulses using phase modulation by two types of coherent molecular motions," Opt. Express 16, 13492-13498 (2008)

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