Altering excitation dynamics in optically dense media using shaped ultrafast laser pulses

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Shaped pulses are routinely used in various applications to alter the excitation dynamics of atoms and molecules. In this context, the interaction between intense, shaped ultrafast laser pulses and optically dense samples of Rb vapor was investigated. Excited state Rb is interesting in its own right, as it is a key reagent in the preparation of the spin-polarized noble gases that are used in magnetic resonance imaging lung studies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, JC; Fetterman, MR; Goswami, D; Yang, WG; Keusters, D; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

  • Iqec, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 107 - 108

Citation Source

  • Scopus