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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 3083–3092

Pulse compression based on coherent molecular motion induced by transient stimulated Raman scattering

Yuichiro Kida, Tetsuhiko Nagahara, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, Masahiro Matsuse, and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 3083-3092 (2006)

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A novel method for compressing a laser pulse, using a combination of transient stimulated Raman scattering and a pump-probe technique, is proposed. The approach does not require a short laser pulse, in contrast to a reported method based on impulsive stimulated Raman scattering. The observed spectrum was sufficiently broad to generate a sub-10 fs pulse. In fact, a 100-fs pulse in the near-ultraviolet region was compressed to the sub-30 fs. Further compression of the laser pulse would be achieved by compensating for phase distortion, as suggested from the observed data of the spectral phase.

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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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Yuichiro Kida, Tetsuhiko Nagahara, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, Masahiro Matuse, and Totaro Imasaka, "Pulse compression based on coherent molecular motion induced by transient stimulated Raman scattering," Opt. Express 14, 3083-3092 (2006)

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