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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1472–1474

Controlled shaping of ultrafast electric field transients in the mid-infrared spectral range

F. Eickemeyer, R. A. Kaindl, M. Woerner, T. Elsaesser, and A. M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 19, pp. 1472-1474 (2000)

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We experimentally demonstrate amplitude and phase shaping of femtosecond mid-infrared pulses in a range centered about 14 μm . Single pulses with a tailored optical phase and phase-locked double pulses are generated by phase-matched difference-frequency mixing in a GaSe crystal of near-infrared pulses shaped with a liquid-crystal modulator. The electric field transients are directly measured by free-space electro-optic sampling, yielding pulse durations of 200–300 fs. Our data are in good agreement with a model that describes phase-matched optical rectification.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

F. Eickemeyer, R. A. Kaindl, M. Woerner, T. Elsaesser, and A. M. Weiner, "Controlled shaping of ultrafast electric field transients in the mid-infrared spectral range," Opt. Lett. 25, 1472-1474 (2000)

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