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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 26 — Dec. 26, 2005
  • pp: 10882–10887

Spectral phase optimization of femtosecond laser pulses for narrow-band, low-background nonlinear spectroscopy

Vadim V. Lozovoy, Janelle C. Shane, Bingwei Xu, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 26, pp. 10882-10887 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.010882


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Abstract

We use experimental search space mapping to examine the problem of selective nonlinear excitation with binary phase shaped femtosecond laser pulses. The search space maps represent a graphical view of all the possible solutions to the selective nonlinear excitation problem along with their experimental degrees of success. Using the information learned from these maps, we generate narrow lines with low background in second harmonic generation and stimulated Raman scattering spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Vadim V. Lozovoy, Janelle C. Shane, Bingwei Xu, and Marcos Dantus, "Spectral phase optimization of femtosecond laser pulses for narrow-band, low-background nonlinear spectroscopy," Opt. Express 13, 10882-10887 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-26-10882


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