Abstract

We introduce the translating wedge-based identical pulses encoding system, a novel device for the generation of collinear, interferometrically locked ultrashort pulse pairs. By means of birefringent wedges, we are able to control the pulse delay with attosecond precision and stability better that λ/360, without affecting the pulse duration and in a spectral range that spans from UV to mid-IR. This device is expected to dramatically simplify two-dimensional spectroscopy experiments.

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Brida, D.

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T. Brixner, J. Stenger, H. M. Vaswani, M. Cho, R. E. Blankenship, and G. R. Fleming, Nature 434, 625 (2005).
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D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
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Fleming, G. R.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Lewis, K. L. M.

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Lim, M. H.

P. Hamm, M. H. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ling, Y. L.

S. H. Shim, D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, and M. T. Zanni, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14197 (2007).
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Löhrig, T.

Manzoni, C.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
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D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
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[CrossRef]

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S. Mukamel, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 51, 691 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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P. F. Tekavec, J. A. Myers, K. L. M. Lewis, and J. P. Ogilvie, Opt. Lett. 34, 1390 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. L. Cowan, J. P. Ogilvie, and R. J. D. Miller, Chem. Phys. Lett. 386, 184 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Scholes, G. D.

E. Collini, C. Y. Wong, K. E. Wilk, P. M. G. Curmi, P. Brumer, and G. D. Scholes, Nature 463, 644 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schwarz, C.

Selig, U.

Shim, S. H.

E. M. Grumstrup, S. H. Shim, M. A. Montgomery, N. H. Damrauer, and M. T. Zanni, Opt. Express 15, 16681 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Shim, D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, and M. T. Zanni, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14197 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shim, S.-H.

S.-H. Shim and M. T. Zanni, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Stenger, J.

T. Brixner, J. Stenger, H. M. Vaswani, M. Cho, R. E. Blankenship, and G. R. Fleming, Nature 434, 625 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Stiopkin, I. V.

Strasfeld, D. B.

S. H. Shim, D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, and M. T. Zanni, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14197 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Ulm, M. H.

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T. Brixner, J. Stenger, H. M. Vaswani, M. Cho, R. E. Blankenship, and G. R. Fleming, Nature 434, 625 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Villoresi, P.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wegener, M.

Wehner, M. U.

Wilk, K. E.

E. Collini, C. Y. Wong, K. E. Wilk, P. M. G. Curmi, P. Brumer, and G. D. Scholes, Nature 463, 644 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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E. Collini, C. Y. Wong, K. E. Wilk, P. M. G. Curmi, P. Brumer, and G. D. Scholes, Nature 463, 644 (2010).
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Xiong, W.

Zanni, M. T.

S.-H. Shim and M. T. Zanni, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Xiong and M. T. Zanni, Opt. Lett. 33, 1371 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Grumstrup, S. H. Shim, M. A. Montgomery, N. H. Damrauer, and M. T. Zanni, Opt. Express 15, 16681 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Shim, D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, and M. T. Zanni, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14197 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, T.

Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. (1)

S. Mukamel, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 51, 691 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. L. Cowan, J. P. Ogilvie, and R. J. D. Miller, Chem. Phys. Lett. 386, 184 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. (1)

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Phys. Chem. B (1)

P. Hamm, M. H. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nature (2)

T. Brixner, J. Stenger, H. M. Vaswani, M. Cho, R. E. Blankenship, and G. R. Fleming, Nature 434, 625 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Collini, C. Y. Wong, K. E. Wilk, P. M. G. Curmi, P. Brumer, and G. D. Scholes, Nature 463, 644 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (1)

S.-H. Shim and M. T. Zanni, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (1)

S. H. Shim, D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, and M. T. Zanni, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14197 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme of the TWINS system for the generation of phase-locked pulses. A, y-cut α-barium borate (BBO) plate; B and C, x- and z-cut α-BBO wedges. The big arrows indicate the synchronous movements of wedges B and C. Pol, polarizer. The inset shows the pulse sequence for 2D spectroscopy experiments in a time frame fixed with respect to a third pulse (probe).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Fringe pattern generated by the interference of the two interacting TWINS pulses; (b) sequence of fringe patterns acquired by keeping the position of the wedges fixed for 30 min; and (c) corresponding phase fluctuations. The phase jitter is less than 1/360th of the optical cycle.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Single scan linear autocorrelation of the visible NOPA pulses; (b) detail of two correlation measurements acquired at 30 min distance; and (c) calibration of the system in the visible and near IR.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Oscillating transient signal probed at 300 THz; (b) 2DES map (real part) at T=100fs; and (c) magnification of the spectral region assigned to the (6,5) and (7,5) CNTs bleaching, highlighting inhomogeneous broadening.

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