Pulse compression based on coherent molecular motion induced by transient stimulated Raman scattering

Yuichiro Kida, Tetsuhiko Nagahara, Shin Ichi Zaitsu, Masahiro Matsuse, Totaro Imasaka

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    Abstract

    A novel method for compressing a laser pulse, using a combination of transient stimulated Raman scattering and a pump-probe technique, is proposed. The approach does not require a short laser pulse, in contrast to a reported method based on impulsive stimulated Raman scattering. The observed spectrum was sufficiently broad to generate a sub-10 fs pulse. In fact, a 100-fs pulse in the near-ultraviolet region was compressed to the sub-30 fs. Further compression of the laser pulse would be achieved by compensating for phase distortion, as suggested from the observed data of the spectral phase.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3083-3092
    Number of pages10
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume14
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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