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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4385–4388

Shaped ultrafast laser pulses in the deep ultraviolet

Brett J. Pearson and Thomas C. Weinacht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4385-4388 (2007)

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We use an acousto-optic pulse shaper to directly control the phase and amplitude of femtosecond laser pulses in the deep ultraviolet (∼ 260 nm). The efficiency of the pulse shaper is 21% and the output pulse energy is 2.8μJ. We are currently using these pulses in molecular coherent control experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Brett J. Pearson and Thomas C. Weinacht, "Shaped ultrafast laser pulses in the deep ultraviolet," Opt. Express 15, 4385-4388 (2007)

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