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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 827–829

Spectral modulation of femtosecond laser pulse induced by molecular alignment revivals

Hua Cai, Jian Wu, Arnaud Couairon, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 827-829 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000827


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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally and numerically that the quantum wake of molecular alignment induced by impulsive rotational Raman excitations with femtosecond pump pulses produces observable phase modulations on femtosecond probe pulses. This leads to a spectral red- or blueshift of the probe pulses when they are properly delayed around the rising or falling edge of the half-revival time of the molecular alignment, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2009
Published: March 12, 2009

Citation
Hua Cai, Jian Wu, Arnaud Couairon, and Heping Zeng, "Spectral modulation of femtosecond laser pulse induced by molecular alignment revivals," Opt. Lett. 34, 827-829 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-827

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