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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2922–2924

Molecular rotovibrational dynamics excited in optical filamentation

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2922-2924 (2008)

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The rotovibrational dynamics excited by optical filamentation in molecular gases is studied in the temporal domain. Two time-delayed replicas of the same laser pulse have been used to generate a first filament, for the rotovibrational excitation of the sample, and a second collinear filament probing the Raman dynamics. The Fermi doublet structure in C O 2 as well as the very fast stretching mode of H 2 were clearly resolved.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2008
Published: December 4, 2008

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, "Molecular rotovibrational dynamics excited in optical filamentation," Opt. Lett. 33, 2922-2924 (2008)

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