Abstract

We demonstrate theoretically how the time-dependent phase modulation induced by molecular alignment can be used to tune the frequency of few-cycle femtosecond laser pulses continuously. Using impulsively excited alignment in N2, the central wavelength of an initial 800 nm, 5 fs Gaussian pulse can be tuned from 324.6 to 4237.3 nm. The aligned N2 molecules are obtained by pretransmitting another 800 nm, 100 fs linearly polarized laser pulse of intensity 3.5×1013 Wcm-2. The number of optical cycles contained in the frequency-tuned pulse is almost unchanged after ideal chirp compensation.

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2007 (1)

2006 (2)

N. Xu, C. Wu, J. Huang, Z. Wu, Q. Liang, H. Yang, and Q. Gong, "Field-free alignment of molecules at room temperature," Opt. Express 14, 4992 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-12-4992.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

2002 (6)

F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, "Pulse compression by parametric beating with a prepared Raman coherence," Phys. Rev. A. 66, 023813(2002).
[CrossRef]

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, "Generation of single intense short optical pulses by ultrafast molecular phase modulation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, "Generation of single Dispersion Precompensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, "fs-Pulse synthesis using phase modulation by impulsively excited molecular vibrations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996 (2)

A. H. Zewail, "Femtochemistry: recent progress in studies of dynamics and control of reactions and their transition states," J. Phys. Chem. 100, 12701 (1996).
[CrossRef]

P. E. Cidder, "Refractive index of air: new equations for the visible and near infrared," Appl. Opt. 35, 1566 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Aközbek, N.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aleonard, M.-M.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baertschy, M.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bartels, R. A.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Becker, A.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brabec, T.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burgy, F.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burzo, A. M.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J.-P.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chemin, J.-F.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chin, S. L.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cidder, P. E.

Corkum, P.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dangor, A. E.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Desilvestri, S.

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Drescher, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fritzler, S.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fuji, T.

Gong, Q.

Greene, C. H.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hakuta, K.

F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, "Pulse compression by parametric beating with a prepared Raman coherence," Phys. Rev. A. 66, 023813(2002).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heinzmann, U.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hentschel, M.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Herrmann, J.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, "Generation of single Dispersion Precompensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huang, J.

Ivanov, M.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, "Generation of single Dispersion Precompensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ivanov, M. Y.

Kalosha, V.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, "Generation of single Dispersion Precompensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kateyn, H. C.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kien, F. L.

F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, "Pulse compression by parametric beating with a prepared Raman coherence," Phys. Rev. A. 66, 023813(2002).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Korn, G.

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, "Generation of single intense short optical pulses by ultrafast molecular phase modulation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, "fs-Pulse synthesis using phase modulation by impulsively excited molecular vibrations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krausz, F.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krushelnick, K.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lefebvre, E.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liang, Q.

Liu, W.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Malka, G.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Malka, V.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mangles, S. P. D.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Milosevic, N.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Najmudin, Z.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nazarkin, A.

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, "fs-Pulse synthesis using phase modulation by impulsively excited molecular vibrations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nisoli, M.

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pittman, Z.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reider, G. A.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rousseau, J.-P.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sansone, G.

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Scheurer, J.-N

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shverdin, M. Y.

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, A. V.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

Spanner, M.

M. Spanner and M. Y. Ivanov, "Optimal generation of single-dispersion precompensated 1-fs pulses by molecular phase modulation," Opt. Lett. 28, 576 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, "Generation of single Dispersion Precompensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Spielmann, Ch.

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stagira, S.

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, T.

Svelto, o

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Théberge, F.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vozzi, C.

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wagner, N.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Walker, D. R.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Walton, B.

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weinacht, T. C.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wittmann, M.

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, "fs-Pulse synthesis using phase modulation by impulsively excited molecular vibrations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wu, C.

Wu, Z.

Xu, N.

Yang, H.

Yavuz, D. D.

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

Yin, G. Y.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zewail, A. H.

A. H. Zewail, "Femtochemistry: recent progress in studies of dynamics and control of reactions and their transition states," J. Phys. Chem. 100, 12701 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Zhavoronkov, N.

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, "Generation of single intense short optical pulses by ultrafast molecular phase modulation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, S. Desilvestri and o  Svelto, "Ultra-broadband continuum generation by hollow fiber cascading," Appl. Phys. B 75, 601-604 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation and control of femtosecond pulses by molecular modulation," J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285(2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. (1)

A. H. Zewail, "Femtochemistry: recent progress in studies of dynamics and control of reactions and their transition states," J. Phys. Chem. 100, 12701 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

M. Hentschel, R. Kienberger, Ch. Spielmann, G. A. Reider, N. Milosevic, T. Brabec, P. Corkum, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond metrology," Nature 414, 509 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A. (1)

F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, "Pulse compression by parametric beating with a prepared Raman coherence," Phys. Rev. A. 66, 023813(2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (6)

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, "Generation of single intense short optical pulses by ultrafast molecular phase modulation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Wittmann, A. Nazarkin, and G. Korn, "fs-Pulse synthesis using phase modulation by impulsively excited molecular vibrations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5508 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Generation of a single-cycle optical pulse," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kateyn, "Phase modulation of ultrashort light pulses using molecular rotational wave packets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, "Generation of single Dispersion Precompensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

V. Malka, S. Fritzler, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N . Scheurer, B. Walton, and A. E. Dangor, "Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse," Science 298, 1596 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Propagation of the 100 fs, 800 nm intense pulse. (a) Normalized intense pulse versus time at the input (solid) and at the 54 cm output (dashed) (b) Calculated index of refraction n(t), as a function of time for aligned N2 molecules. The plots show deviations from the average value <n> at the input (solid) and the 54 cm output (dashed).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Propagation of 800 nm, 5 fs signal pulse when τd is corresponding to ~ 3790 fs in Fig. 1(b). (a) Calculated pulse spectra at different propagation lengths described by ω/ω0. (b) Calculated pulse (dashed) and its Fourier-transform-limited pulse (solid) at propagation length of 21 cm. Inset: Ratio of number of optical cycles at different propagation lengths.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Propagation of 800 nm, 5 fs signal pulse when τd is corresponding to ~7990 fs in Fig. 1 (b). (a) Same as Fig. 2 (a). (b) Same as Fig. 2. (b) but at propagation length of 54 cm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Optimization of input pulse for precompensation. (a) Amplitude (solid) and phase (dashed) of the optimized signal pulse at the fiber input. (b) Spectrum (solid) of the pulse and its phase (dashed). (c) Compensated frequency shifted pulse (solid) obtained by propagation of the pulse in (a) when τd corresponds to ~ 3790 fs compared with the 2.29 fs Fourier-transform-limited pulse in Fig. 2 (b) (dashed). Inset: Electric field of the compensated pulse.

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i t ψ ( θ , t ) = [ J ̂ 2 2 I Δα π E pre ( t ) 2 cos 2 θ ] ψ ( θ , t ) ,
E ( z , t ) z + 1 c E ( z , t ) t = 1 2 c P ( z , t ) t ,

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