Acousto-optic shaping of femtosecond pulses directly in the mid-IR

David B. Strasfeld, Sang Hee Shim, Martin T. Zanni

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A germanium acousto-optic modulator (Ge AOM) is utilized in high resolution phase and amplitude shaping of IR light between 2 and 18 μm. Shaped waveforms centered at 4.9 μm are demonstrated in both the time and frequency domains. The phase stability of the shaped pulse is measured by cross-correlation with an unshaped mid-IR pulse, indicating that such shaped pulses can be readily incorporated into phase sensitive experiments. This Ge AOM will enable new experiments in 2D IR spectroscopy and coherent control on the ground electronic state.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena XV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540687795
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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