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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1998
  • pp: 8453–8459

Increased efficiency of vacuum ultraviolet generation by stimulated anti-Stokes Raman scattering with Stokes seeding

Alexandra Goehlich, U. Czarnetzki, and H. F. Döbele  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 36, pp. 8453-8459 (1998)

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Stimulated anti-Stokes Raman scattering in molecular hydrogen allows for the generation of continuously tunable narrow-bandwidth radiation down to the transmission limit of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) window materials. Simultaneous irradiation of UV-pump radiation (in this application, dye laser radiation of wavelength λ = 372 nm) and of radiation whose wavelength corresponds to the first Stokes component allows a considerable increase in efficiency—by nearly 2 orders of magnitude in the far VUV. The additional Stokes radiation is generated in a simple manner during the passage of the unfocused pump radiation through a high-pressure Raman cell that precedes the VUV Raman cell.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

Original Manuscript: March 19, 1998
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 1998
Published: December 20, 1998

Alexandra Goehlich, U. Czarnetzki, and H. F. Döbele, "Increased efficiency of vacuum ultraviolet generation by stimulated anti-Stokes Raman scattering with Stokes seeding," Appl. Opt. 37, 8453-8459 (1998)

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