OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 298–300

Synthesis of periodic femtosecond pulse trains in the ultraviolet by phase-locked Raman sideband generation

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 298-300 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000298


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (102 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate a new technique for femtosecond-pulse generation that employs ultrafast modulation of a laser field phase by impulsively excited molecular rotational or vibrational motion with subsequent temporal compression. An ultrashort pump pulse at 800 nm performs impulsive excitation of a molecular gas in a hollow waveguide, and a weak delayed probe pulse at 400 nm is scattered on the temporal oscillations of its dielectric index. The resultant sinusoidal phase modulation of the probe pulse permits probe pulse temporal compression by use of both positively and negatively dispersive elements. The potential of this new method is demonstrated by the generation of a periodic train of 5.8-fs pulses at 400 nm with positive group-delay dispersion compensation.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

Citation
M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, "Synthesis of periodic femtosecond pulse trains in the ultraviolet by phase-locked Raman sideband generation," Opt. Lett. 26, 298-300 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-5-298

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited