Applied Physics B

, Volume 76, Issue 4, pp 467–471

Femtosecond pulse shaping in the mid infrared by difference-frequency mixing

Authors

  • T. Witte
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany
  • K.L. Kompa
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany
  • M. Motzkus
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1118-6

Cite this article as:
Witte, T., Kompa, K. & Motzkus, M. Appl Phys B (2003) 76: 467. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1118-6

Abstract.

The generation of programmable complex femtosecond pulses in the mid infrared (3–10 μm) with high precision is reported. Designed pulse shapes in the near infrared (1–1.6 μm) are transferred to the mid infrared via difference-frequency mixing with a second infrared pulse spectrally narrowed in a zero-dispersion compressor. In particular, pulse sequences with variable relative phases have been obtained. The control of the pulse properties is achieved purely electronically, allowing for implementation into a feedback loop.

PACS: 42.65.Re; 42.65.Ky; 42.72.Ai

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