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Mode locking and ultrashort laser pulses by anisotropic molecular liquids

Laussade, Jean P. and Yariv, Amnon (1968) Mode locking and ultrashort laser pulses by anisotropic molecular liquids. Applied Physics Letters, 13 (2). pp. 65-66. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LAUapl68

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Abstract

Spectral broadening by the nonlinear dielectric response of anisotropic molecules has been observed and explained by Bloembergen and Lallemand.(1) Any two frequencies, say ω1 and ω2, present in the incident optical beam exert a torque on the molecules at a frequency (ω1-ω2). The resultant oscillation of the average molecular orientation causes a modulation of the dielectric constant at ω1-ω2.


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Additional Information:© 1968 American Institute of Physics. Received 22 April 1968; revised 27 May 1968. The authors are indebted to J. Comly and Dr. E. Garmire for a number of stimulating discussions.
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