Generation of a dark nonlinear focus by spatio-temporal coherent control

Haim Suchowski, Dan Oron, Yaron Silberberg

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Abstract

The transition probability of a two-photon absorption (TPA) process in atomic Cesium, excited by phase-controlled temporally focused ultrashort pulses is shown to be spatially modulated in a controlled manner. In particular, we demonstrate the generation of a dark nonlinear focus. By controlling the excitation pulse shape along the propagation coordinate we create a region in space where the TPA rate vanishes which is flanked by bright regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-487
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume264
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2006

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Keywords

  • Coherent control
  • Temporal focusing
  • Two-photon absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Generation of a dark nonlinear focus by spatio-temporal coherent control. / Suchowski, Haim; Oron, Dan; Silberberg, Yaron.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 264, No. 2, 15.08.2006, p. 482-487.

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Suchowski, Haim ; Oron, Dan ; Silberberg, Yaron. / Generation of a dark nonlinear focus by spatio-temporal coherent control. In: Optics Communications. 2006 ; Vol. 264, No. 2. pp. 482-487.
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