Abstract

Optical dephasing measurements using degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) were performed on thin dye–polymer films at room temperature. Incoherent light centered at 575 nm was used as a source for ultrafast measurements on the blue side of the inhomogeneous distribution of the oxazine dye Nile Blue. Under these conditions, a new form of interference was observed as a sinusoidal variation of the DFWM signal versus delay time. A measured interference period of 1.96±0.07 fs corresponds to the optical cycle time of the light source. Numerical solutions for the DFWM intensity confirm the oscillation effect and estimate a measured dephasing time of 2–3 fs.

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Y. Zhang, S. R. Hartmann, and F. Moshary, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 4380 (1996).

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S. Nakanishi, H. Ohta, N. Makimoto, and H. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2825 (1992).

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L. R. Narasimhan, D. W. Pack, and M. D. Fayer, Chem. Phys. Lett. 152, 287 (1988).

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A. M. Weiner, S. De Silvestri, and E. P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 654 (1985).

M. Fujiwara, R. Kuroda, and H. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1634 (1985).

S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

1984

N. Morita and T. Yajima, Phys. Rev. A 30, 2525 (1984).

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C. J. Bardeen and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 203, 535 (1993).

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C. H. Brito Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).

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A. M. Weiner, S. De Silvestri, and E. P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 654 (1985).

S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

Fayer, M. D.

L. R. Narasimhan, D. W. Pack, and M. D. Fayer, Chem. Phys. Lett. 152, 287 (1988).

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C. H. Brito Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).

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S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

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M. Fujiwara, R. Kuroda, and H. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1634 (1985).

Gamble, Jr., E. B.

S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

Hartmann, S. R.

Y. Zhang, S. R. Hartmann, and F. Moshary, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 4380 (1996).

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T. Kobayashi, A. Terasaki, T. Hattori, and K. Kurokawa, Appl. Phys. B 47, 107 (1988).

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S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

A. M. Weiner, S. De Silvestri, and E. P. Ippen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 654 (1985).

Itoh, H.

S. Nakanishi, H. Ohta, N. Makimoto, and H. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2825 (1992).

Knox, W. H.

C. H. Brito Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).

Kobayashi, T.

T. Kobayashi, A. Terasaki, T. Hattori, and K. Kurokawa, Appl. Phys. B 47, 107 (1988).

Kuroda, R.

M. Fujiwara, R. Kuroda, and H. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1634 (1985).

Kurokawa, K.

T. Kobayashi, A. Terasaki, T. Hattori, and K. Kurokawa, Appl. Phys. B 47, 107 (1988).

Makimoto, N.

S. Nakanishi, H. Ohta, N. Makimoto, and H. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2825 (1992).

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N. Morita and T. Yajima, Phys. Rev. A 30, 2525 (1984).

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Y. Zhang, S. R. Hartmann, and F. Moshary, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 4380 (1996).

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See, for example, S. Mukamel, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 41, 647 (1990).

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S. Nakanishi, H. Ohta, N. Makimoto, and H. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2825 (1992).

Nakatsuka, H.

M. Fujiwara, R. Kuroda, and H. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1634 (1985).

Narasimhan, L. R.

L. R. Narasimhan, D. W. Pack, and M. D. Fayer, Chem. Phys. Lett. 152, 287 (1988).

Nelson, K. A.

S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

Ohta, H.

S. Nakanishi, H. Ohta, N. Makimoto, and H. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2825 (1992).

Pack, D. W.

L. R. Narasimhan, D. W. Pack, and M. D. Fayer, Chem. Phys. Lett. 152, 287 (1988).

Shank, C. V.

C. H. Brito Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).

C. J. Bardeen and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 203, 535 (1993).

Terasaki, A.

T. Kobayashi, A. Terasaki, T. Hattori, and K. Kurokawa, Appl. Phys. B 47, 107 (1988).

Weiner, A. M.

Williams, L. R.

S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

Yajima, T.

N. Morita and T. Yajima, Phys. Rev. A 30, 2525 (1984).

Zhang, Y.

Y. Zhang, S. R. Hartmann, and F. Moshary, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 4380 (1996).

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See, for example, S. Mukamel, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 41, 647 (1990).

Appl. Phys. B

T. Kobayashi, A. Terasaki, T. Hattori, and K. Kurokawa, Appl. Phys. B 47, 107 (1988).

Chem. Phys. Lett.

S. De Silvestri, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, E. B. Gamble, Jr., L. R. Williams, and K. A. Nelson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 116, 146 (1985).

C. J. Bardeen and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 203, 535 (1993).

C. H. Brito Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, and C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).

L. R. Narasimhan, D. W. Pack, and M. D. Fayer, Chem. Phys. Lett. 152, 287 (1988).

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Y. Zhang, S. R. Hartmann, and F. Moshary, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 4380 (1996).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

M. Fujiwara, R. Kuroda, and H. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1634 (1985).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Phys. Rev. A

N. Morita and T. Yajima, Phys. Rev. A 30, 2525 (1984).

Phys. Rev. B

S. Nakanishi, H. Ohta, N. Makimoto, and H. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2825 (1992).

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