Pulse shaping technology of intense femtosecond laser pulses for molecule control

F. Kannari, T. Tanabe, T. Okamoto, K. Ohno, H. Yazawa, R. Itakura, K. Yamanouchi

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We demonstrated accurate pulse shaping of amplified femtosecond laser pulses by modulating the amplitude and the phase prior to regenerative chirped-pulse amplification. Based on a spectral interferometer, the pulse shaper was adjusted to compensate for a transfer function of the amplifier consisting of the gain narrowing and self-phase modulation. We performed experiments aiming at selective bond breaking in such as a simple C-C-O structure by utilizing the comprehensive pulse shaping technology, which can produce almost arbitrarily shaped 800-nm laser pulses in the amplitude and the phase at peak intensities up to ∼4 × 1015 W/cm2 range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science II
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540381532
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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