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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 357–363

Approaching quantum-limited cw anti-Stokes conversion through cavity-enhanced Raman-resonant four-wave mixing

P. A. Roos, L. S. Meng, S. K. Murphy, and J. L. Carlsten  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 357-363 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.000357


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Abstract

Building on previous efficient Raman downconversion achievements, we present analytical theoretical results predicting that the upconversion efficiency from a continuous-wave pump beam into a single Raman anti-Stokes order can approach the quantum limit of 50%. We consider high-finesse cavity enhancement of the Raman-resonant four-wave mixing process to enable pumping with relatively low-power lasers. In addition to its practical value as a means of efficiently upconverting visible and near-infrared continuous-wave laser light, this technique can offer a probe into the fundamental limits and gain-suppression subtleties associated with Raman-resonant four-wave mixing.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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P. A. Roos, L. S. Meng, S. K. Murphy, and J. L. Carlsten, "Approaching quantum-limited cw anti-Stokes conversion through cavity-enhanced Raman-resonant four-wave mixing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 357-363 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-2-357


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