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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1248–1250

Subfemtosecond compression of periodic laser pulses

A. V. Sokolov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 1248-1250 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001248


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Abstract

It is shown that a recently proposed technique of molecular modulation can be used to compress mode-locked laser pulses into the subfemtosecond domain. The method relies on driving a molecular oscillation with a periodic pulse train. The coherent molecular motion, in turn, modulates the laser frequency and allows pulse compression by group-velocity dispersion of the same molecular medium.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

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A. V. Sokolov, "Subfemtosecond compression of periodic laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 24, 1248-1250 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-17-1248


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