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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 576–578

Optimal generation of single-dispersion precompensated 1-fs pulses by molecular phase modulation

Michael Spanner and Misha Yu. Ivanov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 576-578 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000576


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Abstract

We show how an optimal control approach can be combined with the pump–probe technique for pulse compression by molecular phase modulation in hollow-core fibers to generate single 1-fs pulses in the visible. Varying the intensity and duration of the Gaussian-shaped pump pulse at the input induces optimal rotational response of the molecules. The probe pulse, which scatters off of the resulting time variation of the refractive index, is shaped at the input for optimal compression at the output, including dispersion to all orders.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

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Michael Spanner and Misha Yu. Ivanov, "Optimal generation of single-dispersion precompensated 1-fs pulses by molecular phase modulation," Opt. Lett. 28, 576-578 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-7-576

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