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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1275–1277

Controlled rotational Raman echo recurrences and modulation of high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses by molecular rotations in the gas phase

I. V. Fedotov, A. D. Savvin, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1275-1277 (2007)

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We show that sequences of femtosecond laser pulses can control the rotational Raman response of a gas mixture, giving rise to a tunable manifold of echo recurrences in the retarded nonlinear-optical response of the gas. Tailored phase masks for high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses are experimentally demonstrated using molecular rotations in the gas phase driven by optimally time-ordered pulse sequences.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

I. V. Fedotov, A. D. Savvin, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov, "Controlled rotational Raman echo recurrences and modulation of high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses by molecular rotations in the gas phase," Opt. Lett. 32, 1275-1277 (2007)

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