Subfemtosecond compression of periodic laser pulses. Academic Article uri icon


  • It is shown that a recently proposed technique of molecular modulation can be used to compress mode-locked laser pulses into the subfemtosecond domain. The method relies on driving a molecular oscillation with a periodic pulse train. The coherent molecular motion, in turn, modulates the laser frequency and allows pulse compression by group-velocity dispersion of the same molecular medium.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Sokolov, A. V.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Sokolov, AV

publication date

  • September 1999