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Laser Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 1-6, Pages 133-143

Advances in Femtosecond Optical Spectroscopy Techniques

Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel 07733, New Jersey, USA

Copyright © 1983 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper reviews the recent advances in optical pulse measurement techniques which have made possible the investigation of ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter on a time scale of 100 femtoseconds or less. Recent results in pulse generation, amplification, white light continuum generation, and pulse compression will be discussed. In addition, applications of these pulses for measurement will be discussed.