Abstract

The control of white-light, supercontinuum generation by shaped laser pulses is demonstrated. In particular, energy efficiency has been improved by more than an order of magnitude within specified bandwidths. The improvement is larger than model calculations predict.

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[CrossRef]

A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, and T. S. Clement, Phys. Rev. A 58, 3303 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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A. L. Gaeta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3582 (2000).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
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J.-F. Lami, S. Petit, and C. Hirlimann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1032 (1999).
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P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2268 (1986).
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J. Tate and D. W. Schumacher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 053901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Seyfried, V.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shen, Y. R.

Spielmann, Ch.

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P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2268 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strehle, M.

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. Tate and D. W. Schumacher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 053901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Trebino, R.

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A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, A. G. Van Engan, and T. S. Clement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1430 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Vdovin, G.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Nature 406, 164 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wefers, M. M.

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T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Bucksbaum, Nature 397, 233 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wullert, J. R.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yang, G.-Z.

Zeek, E.

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Nature 406, 164 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zozulya, A. A.

A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, A. G. Van Engan, and T. S. Clement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1430 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, and T. S. Clement, Phys. Rev. A 58, 3303 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, and J. R. Wullert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Nature (2)

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Bucksbaum, Nature 397, 233 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Bartels, S. Backus, E. Zeek, L. Misoguti, G. Vdovin, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Nature 406, 164 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, and T. S. Clement, Phys. Rev. A 58, 3303 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. Henz and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. A 59, 2528 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, A. G. Van Engan, and T. S. Clement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1430 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Gaeta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3582 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Tate and D. W. Schumacher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 053901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Lami, S. Petit, and C. Hirlimann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1032 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Corkum, C. Rolland, and T. Srinivasan-Rao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2268 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

R. R. ALfano, ed., Supercontinuum Laser Source (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Two shaped pulses with (a) fast-rising and (b) fast-falling edges as measured by frequency-resolved optical gating. Heavier curves, intensity; lighter curves, phase.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SCG produced by shaped laser pulses. (a) Generated with the pulse in shown Fig. 1(a); (b), (c) generated with the pulse in Fig. 1(b) at two different pulse energies. In each case the result for an unshaped pulse at the same pulse energy is plotted (small-amplitude curve). The sharp cutoffs at the edges of the large-amplitude curves are due to masking by the spectrometer.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Model SCG spectra driven by unshaped (dotted curve) and shaped pulse: pump pulse with fast-falling (heavier curve) and fast-rising (lighter curve) edges. Insets, shaped pulse input intensity profiles. (b) Model SCG output intensity profiles.

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