Abstract

We performed femtosecond two-color experiments (four-wave mixing and pump probe) using two independently tunable, partially synchronized femtosecond lasers. Despite the fact that the jitter is of the order of 5–10 ps, the time resolution is limited only by the pulse width when a homemade sample-and-hold switch is used.

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1998

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

1996

P. Langot, R. Tommasi, F. Vallée, “Nonequilibrium hole relaxation dynamics in an intrinsic semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 1775–1784 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. Furst, A. Leitenstorfer, A. Laubereau, “Mechanisom for self-synchronization of femtosecond pulses in a two-color Ti:sapphire laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 473–479 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Crooker, F. D. Betz, J. Levy, D. D. Awschalom, “Femtosecond synchronization of two passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2068–2071 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995

R. Tommasi, P. Langot, F. Vallée, “Femtosecond hole thermalization in bulk GaAs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1361–1363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. R. X. de Barros, R. S. Miranda, T. M. Jedju, P. C. Becker, “High-repetition-rate femtosecond mid-infrared pulse generation,” Opt. Lett. 20, 480–482 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994

1993

Ahn, Y. H.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Awschalom, D. D.

S. A. Crooker, F. D. Betz, J. Levy, D. D. Awschalom, “Femtosecond synchronization of two passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2068–2071 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Becker, P. C.

Betz, F. D.

S. A. Crooker, F. D. Betz, J. Levy, D. D. Awschalom, “Femtosecond synchronization of two passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2068–2071 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Burns, D.

Cho, Y. D.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Christov, I. P.

Crooker, S. A.

S. A. Crooker, F. D. Betz, J. Levy, D. D. Awschalom, “Femtosecond synchronization of two passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2068–2071 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Darack, S. B.

de Barros, M. R. X.

Dykaar, D. R.

Evans, J. M.

Furst, C.

C. Furst, A. Leitenstorfer, A. Laubereau, “Mechanisom for self-synchronization of femtosecond pulses in a two-color Ti:sapphire laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 473–479 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hohng, S. C.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Huang, C.

Jedju, T. M.

Jung, I. D.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kartner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Kim, C. S.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kim, D. S.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kim, E. K.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. H.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kim, W. S.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Koch, S. W.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Langot, P.

P. Langot, R. Tommasi, F. Vallée, “Nonequilibrium hole relaxation dynamics in an intrinsic semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 1775–1784 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. Tommasi, P. Langot, F. Vallée, “Femtosecond hole thermalization in bulk GaAs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1361–1363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Laubereau, A.

C. Furst, A. Leitenstorfer, A. Laubereau, “Mechanisom for self-synchronization of femtosecond pulses in a two-color Ti:sapphire laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 473–479 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

C. Furst, A. Leitenstorfer, A. Laubereau, “Mechanisom for self-synchronization of femtosecond pulses in a two-color Ti:sapphire laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 473–479 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Levy, J.

S. A. Crooker, F. D. Betz, J. Levy, D. D. Awschalom, “Femtosecond synchronization of two passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2068–2071 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

Meier, T.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Miranda, R. S.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Murnane, M. M.

Scheuer, V.

Sibbett, W.

Sohn, J. Y.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, C.

Stingl, A.

Sutter, D. H.

Taft, G.

Tilsch, M.

Tommasi, R.

P. Langot, R. Tommasi, F. Vallée, “Nonequilibrium hole relaxation dynamics in an intrinsic semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 1775–1784 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. Tommasi, P. Langot, F. Vallée, “Femtosecond hole thermalization in bulk GaAs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1361–1363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tschudi, T.

Vallée, F.

P. Langot, R. Tommasi, F. Vallée, “Nonequilibrium hole relaxation dynamics in an intrinsic semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 1775–1784 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. Tommasi, P. Langot, F. Vallée, “Femtosecond hole thermalization in bulk GaAs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1361–1363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Woo, D. H.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Woo, J. C.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yahng, J. S.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yee, D. S.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yee, K. J.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. Tommasi, P. Langot, F. Vallée, “Femtosecond hole thermalization in bulk GaAs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1361–1363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

C. Furst, A. Leitenstorfer, A. Laubereau, “Mechanisom for self-synchronization of femtosecond pulses in a two-color Ti:sapphire laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 2, 473–479 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. B

P. Langot, R. Tommasi, F. Vallée, “Nonequilibrium hole relaxation dynamics in an intrinsic semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 1775–1784 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

D. S. Kim, J. Y. Sohn, J. S. Yahng, Y. H. Ahn, K. J. Yee, D. S. Yee, Y. D. Cho, S. C. Hohng, W. S. Kim, J. C. Woo, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, D. H. Woo, E. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, C. S. Kim, “Femtosecond four-wave-mixing experiments on GaAs quantum wells using two independently tunable lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4803–4807 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

S. A. Crooker, F. D. Betz, J. Levy, D. D. Awschalom, “Femtosecond synchronization of two passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2068–2071 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. Upconverted light is produced in the 1-mm-thick BBO crystal and is used as the trigger of the switch.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Circuit diagram for signal processing of the sample-and-hold switch with chopper reference.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Real-time profile of cross correlation captured (a) by an oscilloscope without and with a switch and (b) by multiplexing the switch with a chopper reference.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Cross correlation of the two pulses with and without a switch.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

FWM signal of GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum wells with and without a switch at λ1 and λ2 = 797 nm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Pump–probe signal of GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum wells with and without a switch at λ1 and λ2 = 797 nm.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Two-color pump–probe experimental data. The probe wavelength is fixed at the exciton resonance and the pump wavelength was scanned from below the band gap to above the band gap.

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