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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2432–2434

Temporal compression of short-wavelength laser pulses by coherent control in rare gases

Roberto Buffa, Stefano Cavalieri, and Marco V. Tognetti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2432-2434 (2004)

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We present a theoretical study of temporal compression of a short-wavelength laser pulse predicted in a real, Doppler-broadened, atomic system. The compression is the result of the coherent control peculiarities of electromagnetically induced transparency-propagation dynamics. Numerical results are reported and discussed, showing a temporal compression of 2 orders of magnitude (from 10 ns to 100 ps) of a 106.7-nm laser pulse in argon atoms at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

Roberto Buffa, Stefano Cavalieri, and Marco V. Tognetti, "Temporal compression of short-wavelength laser pulses by coherent control in rare gases," Opt. Lett. 29, 2432-2434 (2004)

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