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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3330–3332

Wavelength-tunable ultrashort-pulse output of a photonic-crystal fiber designed to resolve ultrafast molecular dynamics

Anatoly A. Ivanov, Mikhail V. Alfimov, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3330-3332 (2006)

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Wavelength-tunable 100 fs pulses generated through the soliton self-frequency shift in a photonic-crystal fiber are employed to visualize femtosecond coherence and population relaxation dynamics in molecular aggregates by means of time-resolved sum-frequency generation. This technique reveals an ultrafast dephasing of coherent molecular excitations with a phase relaxation time of about 120 fs and resolves an ultrafast switching of the nonlinear-optical response of molecular aggregates.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Anatoly A. Ivanov, Mikhail V. Alfimov, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov, "Wavelength-tunable ultrashort-pulse output of a photonic-crystal fiber designed to resolve ultrafast molecular dynamics," Opt. Lett. 31, 3330-3332 (2006)

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