Abstract

We use an acousto-optic pulse shaper to directly control the phase and amplitude of femtosecond laser pulses in the deep ultraviolet (∼ 260 nm). The efficiency of the pulse shaper is 21% and the output pulse energy is 2.8μJ. We are currently using these pulses in molecular coherent control experiments.

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  1. A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing," Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161-237 (1995). URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00796727.
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  3. T. Brixner and G. Gerber, "Femtosecond polarization pulse shaping," Opt. Lett. 26, 557-559 (2001). URL http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-8-557.
    [CrossRef]
  4. R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, "Teaching lasers to control molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1500-1503 (1992). URL http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v68/p1500.
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, "Experimental coherent laser control of Physicochemical processes," Chem. Rev. 104, 1813-1859 (2004). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/chreay/index.html.
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, "Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet," App. Phys. B 76, 711-714 (2003). URL http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=100502.
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  14. W. Fuß, W. E. Schmid, and S. A. Trushin, "Time-resolved dissociative intense-laser field ionization for probing dynamics: Femtosecond photochemical ring opening of 1,3-cyclohexadiene," J. Chem. Phys. 112, 8347-8362 (2000). URL http://link.aip.org/link/JCPSA6/v112/p8347.
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

Y. Huang and A. Dogariu, "Application of adaptive feedback loop for ultraviolet femtosecond pulse shaper control," Opt. Express 14, 10,089-10,094 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, "Experimental coherent laser control of Physicochemical processes," Chem. Rev. 104, 1813-1859 (2004). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/chreay/index.html.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1982 (1)

S. J. Lee and R. Bersohn, "Photodissociation of a Molecule with Two Chromophores. CH2IBr," J. Phys. Chem. 86, 728-730 (1982). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jpchax/index.html.
[CrossRef]

Bersohn, R.

S. J. Lee and R. Bersohn, "Photodissociation of a Molecule with Two Chromophores. CH2IBr," J. Phys. Chem. 86, 728-730 (1982). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jpchax/index.html.
[CrossRef]

Dantus, M.

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, "Experimental coherent laser control of Physicochemical processes," Chem. Rev. 104, 1813-1859 (2004). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/chreay/index.html.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dogariu, A.

Y. Huang and A. Dogariu, "Application of adaptive feedback loop for ultraviolet femtosecond pulse shaper control," Opt. Express 14, 10,089-10,094 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y.

Y. Huang and A. Dogariu, "Application of adaptive feedback loop for ultraviolet femtosecond pulse shaper control," Opt. Express 14, 10,089-10,094 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. J.

S. J. Lee and R. Bersohn, "Photodissociation of a Molecule with Two Chromophores. CH2IBr," J. Phys. Chem. 86, 728-730 (1982). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jpchax/index.html.
[CrossRef]

Lozovoy, V. V.

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, "Experimental coherent laser control of Physicochemical processes," Chem. Rev. 104, 1813-1859 (2004). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/chreay/index.html.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Midorikawa, K.

Nabekawa, Y.

Obara, M.

Shimizu, S.

Chem. Rev. (1)

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, "Experimental coherent laser control of Physicochemical processes," Chem. Rev. 104, 1813-1859 (2004). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/chreay/index.html.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Phys. Chem. (1)

S. J. Lee and R. Bersohn, "Photodissociation of a Molecule with Two Chromophores. CH2IBr," J. Phys. Chem. 86, 728-730 (1982). URL http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jpchax/index.html.
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

S. Shimizu, Y. Nabekawa, M. Obara, and K. Midorikawa, "Spectral phase transfer for indirect phase control of sub-20-fs deep UV pulses," Opt. Express 13, 6345-6353 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Huang and A. Dogariu, "Application of adaptive feedback loop for ultraviolet femtosecond pulse shaper control," Opt. Express 14, 10,089-10,094 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (11)

C. Schriever, S. Lochbrunner, M. Optiz, and E. Riedle, "19 fs shaped ultraviolet pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 543-545 (2006). URL http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-4-543.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, B. A. Richman, and D. J. Kane, "Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277-3295 (1997). URL http://link.aip.org/link/?rsi/68/3277.
[CrossRef]

M. Kawasaki, S. J. Lee, and R. Bersohn, "Photodissociation of molecular beams of methylene iodide and iodoform," J. Chem. Phys. 62, 809-814 (1975). URL http://link.aip.org/link/JCPSA6/v62/p809.
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, "Femtosecond optical pulse shaping and processing," Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161-237 (1995). URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00796727.
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dugan, J. X. Tull, and W. S. Warren, "High resolution acousto-optic shaping of unamplified and amplified femtosecond laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2348-2358 (1997). URL http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-14-9-2348.
[CrossRef]

T. Brixner and G. Gerber, "Femtosecond polarization pulse shaping," Opt. Lett. 26, 557-559 (2001). URL http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-8-557.
[CrossRef]

R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, "Teaching lasers to control molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1500-1503 (1992). URL http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v68/p1500.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Fuß, W. E. Schmid, and S. A. Trushin, "Time-resolved dissociative intense-laser field ionization for probing dynamics: Femtosecond photochemical ring opening of 1,3-cyclohexadiene," J. Chem. Phys. 112, 8347-8362 (2000). URL http://link.aip.org/link/JCPSA6/v112/p8347.
[CrossRef]

G. Vogt, G. Krampert, P. Niklaus, P. Nuernberger, and G. Gerber, "Optimal Control of Photoisomerization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 068305 (2005). URL http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v94/e068305.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, R. Sauerbrey, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, M. Wildenhain, and A. Gehner, "Micromirror SLM for femtosecond pulse shaping in the ultraviolet," App. Phys. B 76, 711-714 (2003). URL http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=100502.
[CrossRef]

M. Roth, M. Mehendale, A. Bartelt, and H. Rabitz, "Accousto-optic shaping of ultraviolet Femtosecond Pulses," Appl. Phys. B 80, 441-444 (2005). URL http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=100502.
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

SD-FROG plots of positively-chirped (left), unshaped (center), and negatively-chirped (right) ultraviolet pulses created by programming quadratic spectral phase onto the AOM.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

SD-FROG plot of a pulse with sinusoidally-modulated phase.

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