Spatiotemporal coherent control using shaped, temporally focused pulses

Dan Oron, Yaron Silberberg

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Abstract

In most coherent control experiments with femtosecond pulses, the temporal shape of the pulses is maintained throughout the interaction region. Here we show how pulses can be controlled such that their shapes vary rapidly even when propagating very short distances of a few micrometers. This changing pulse shape has a significant effect on coherent nonlinear optical processes. Here we study third-harmonic generation induced by a coherently controlled excitation pulse whose temporal profile changes along the axial coordinate. We show how such manipulations can be used to improve the axial resolution in a multiphoton optical microscope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9903-9908
Number of pages6
JournalOptics express
Volume13
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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