Abstract

Phase-locked two-color sub-40-fs double pulses in the visible are produced by noncollinear parametric amplification of white light tailored in a pulse shaper with a liquid-crystal mask. The carrier phase between the pulses is conserved during the amplification process and can be adjusted, as can the temporal separation and the center of wavelengths of the pulses.

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G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Zeidler, T. Hornung, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 70, S125 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Rabitz, R. deVivie-Riedle, M. Motzkus, and K.-L. Kompa, Science 288, 824 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

K. Sundermann and R. deVivie-Riedle, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 1896 (1999).

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G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, Opt. Lett. 23, 1283 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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1990 (1)

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D. J. Tannor, R. Kosloff, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 5805 (1986).

Assion, A.

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

Bardeen, C. J.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

Baumert, T.

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

Bergt, M.

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

Botina, J.

W. Zhu, J. Botina, and H. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. 108, 1953 (1998).

Brixner, T.

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

Carpenter, S. D.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

Cavallari, M.

G. M. Gale, F. Hache, and M. Cavallari, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 224 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

De Silvestri, S.

deVivie-Riedle, R.

H. Rabitz, R. deVivie-Riedle, M. Motzkus, and K.-L. Kompa, Science 288, 824 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Sundermann and R. deVivie-Riedle, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 1896 (1999).

Du, M.

N. F. Scherer, A. J. Ruggiero, M. Du, and G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 1 (1990).

Feurer, T.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fleming, G. R.

N. F. Scherer, A. J. Ruggiero, M. Du, and G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 1 (1990).

Gale, G. M.

G. M. Gale, F. Hache, and M. Cavallari, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 224 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Gerber, G.

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

Hache, F.

G. M. Gale, F. Hache, and M. Cavallari, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 224 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hacker, M.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hornung, T.

D. Zeidler, T. Hornung, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 70, S125 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kiefer, B.

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

Kobayashi, T.

Kompa, K.-L.

H. Rabitz, R. deVivie-Riedle, M. Motzkus, and K.-L. Kompa, Science 288, 824 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kosloff, R.

D. J. Tannor, R. Kosloff, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 5805 (1986).

Motzkus, M.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. Rabitz, R. deVivie-Riedle, M. Motzkus, and K.-L. Kompa, Science 288, 824 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Zeidler, T. Hornung, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 70, S125 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, K. A.

Nisoli, M.

Piel, J.

Proch, D.

D. Zeidler, T. Hornung, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 70, S125 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rabitz, H.

H. Rabitz, R. deVivie-Riedle, M. Motzkus, and K.-L. Kompa, Science 288, 824 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Zhu, J. Botina, and H. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. 108, 1953 (1998).

Reichel, F.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rice, S. A.

D. J. Tannor, R. Kosloff, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 5805 (1986).

Riedle, E.

Ruggiero, A. J.

N. F. Scherer, A. J. Ruggiero, M. Du, and G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 1 (1990).

Sakane, I.

Scherer, N. F.

N. F. Scherer, A. J. Ruggiero, M. Du, and G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 1 (1990).

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]

Shirakawa, A.

Stagira, S.

Stobrawa, G.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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]

Sundermann, K.

K. Sundermann and R. deVivie-Riedle, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 1896 (1999).

Tannor, D. J.

D. J. Tannor, R. Kosloff, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 5805 (1986).

Warren, W. S.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

Weber, P. M.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

Wefers, M. M.

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wilhelm, T.

Wilson, K. R.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

Yakovlev, V. V.

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

Zeidler, D.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. Zeidler, T. Hornung, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 70, S125 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, W.

W. Zhu, J. Botina, and H. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. 108, 1953 (1998).

Appl. Phys. B (2)

D. Zeidler, T. Hornung, D. Proch, and M. Motzkus, Appl. Phys. B 70, S125 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, T. Feurer, D. Zeidler, M. Motzkus, and F. Reichel, Appl. Phys. B 72, 627 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. J. Bardeen, V. V. Yakovlev, K. R. Wilson, S. D. Carpenter, P. M. Weber, and W. S. Warren, Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 151 (1997).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. M. Gale, F. Hache, and M. Cavallari, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 224 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. (4)

N. F. Scherer, A. J. Ruggiero, M. Du, and G. R. Fleming, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 1 (1990).

W. Zhu, J. Botina, and H. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. 108, 1953 (1998).

D. J. Tannor, R. Kosloff, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 5805 (1986).

K. Sundermann and R. deVivie-Riedle, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 1896 (1999).

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

Opt. Lett. (3)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Science (2)

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

H. Rabitz, R. deVivie-Riedle, M. Motzkus, and K.-L. Kompa, Science 288, 824 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) WLC generation. (b) Pulse shaper. 1/d=600/mm gratings, f=150 mm cylindrical mirrors. (c) Amplification unit. BBO1, second-harmonic generation, 800 nm400 nm; BBO2, frequency mixing; FS, 15-mm fused-silica rod. (d) Prism compressor.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Single spectra produced by scanning of center ik of a single transmission window (i1=10,30,,110 from bottom to top). (b) Triple spectra generated by three windows scanning the middle window (i2=40,60,80 from bottom to top).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Left, experimental FROG traces and right, retrieved temporal intensities for two-color pulses (588 and 647 nm) and m1-m2=0 (a), 0.3 (b), and 0.75 (c) rad/pixel in Eq.  (2).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transfer of phase functions. Filled squares, spectral (a) phase and (b) intensity for a π phase step [ϕ1=0 and ϕ2=π in Eq.  (2)] introduced onto one part of the spectrum. Open squares, reference pulse with ϕ1=ϕ2=0.

Equations (2)

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Ti=k=1Kexp-i-ikwk2,
Φki=cki-ik2+mki-ik+ϕk.

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