Accession Number:

ADA413214

Title:

Optical Phase Control of Ultrashort Femtosecond Pulse

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1993-30 Jun 1998

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

When optical pulses achieve durations as short as a few optical cycles, their propagation and nonlinear interaction properties will begin to depend on the phase of the optical waveform relative to its envelope. We have recently demonstrated the feasibility of controlling the relative optical phase of successive pulses from a laser and propose here to study the effect of that control on the pulse formation process itself as well as on other nonlinear optical processes. Phase stabilized Tisapphire and CrYAG lasers wilt be developed for experiments in two different wavelength regimes.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE