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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2003
  • pp: 1021–1028

Mid infrared pulse shaping by optical parametric amplification and its application to optical free induction decay measurement

Howe-Siang Tan and Warren S. Warren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 1021-1028 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001021


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Abstract

We produce microjoule energy shaped mid infrared (MIR) pulses in an optical parametric amplification (OPA) process by imposing the phase and amplitude profile of an arbitrarily shaped pump pulse onto the idler pulse. Using phase locked pulses created using this technique, we measure for the first time, complex optical free induction decay (OFID) of the vibrational coherence of a C-H stretching mode.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2003
Published: May 5, 2003

Citation
Howe-Siang Tan and Warren Warren, "Mid infrared pulse shaping by optical parametric amplification and its application to optical free induction decay measurement," Opt. Express 11, 1021-1028 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-9-1021


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