Chirped pulse enhancement of multiphoton absorption in molecular iodine Academic Article uri icon


  • Chirp effects on three photon absorption yields in I2 vapor are investigated using femtosecond pulses with center wavelengths in the region 550-600 nm. Enhancements of as much as a factor of 3 are observed for chirped pulses with respect 10 transform-limited, zero chirp pulses. Theoretical considerations and model calculations suggest that wave packet dynamics play an important role. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Yakovlev, V. V., Bardeen, C. J., Che, J., Cao, J., & Wilson, K. R.

citation count

  • 56

publication date

  • February 1998