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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2748–2750

Comparison of frequency-resolved optical polarization gating induced by molecular alignment and Kerr effects

Jia Liu, Wenxue Li, Hao Li, Yahui Feng, Haifeng Pan, Jian Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2748-2750 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002748


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated that both the electronic Kerr effect and the molecular alignment in gaseous molecules could be applied as transient gates to diagnose 400 nm target pulses. Their birefringence dissimilarity was clearly visualized by the measured spectrogram and retrieved gate function. In the atomic gas argon, a relatively weak and instantaneous cross phase modulation within the pulse duration was observed, while in the molecular gas N2, the delayed rotational Raman excitation played a dominative role.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012

Citation
Jia Liu, Wenxue Li, Hao Li, Yahui Feng, Haifeng Pan, Jian Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Comparison of frequency-resolved optical polarization gating induced by molecular alignment and Kerr effects," Opt. Lett. 37, 2748-2750 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2748

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