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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 694–711

Attosecond sum-frequency Raman-enhanced polarization beating by use of twin phase-sensitive color locking noisy light beams

Yanpeng Zhang, Chenli Gan, Jianping Song, Xiaojun Yu, Ruiqiong Ma, Hao Ge, Chuangshe Li, and Keqing Lu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 694-711 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.000694


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Abstract

Based on three stochastic models, the subtle, Markovian field-correlation effects have been investigated in homodyne-detected attosecond sum-frequency Raman-enhanced polarization beating (REPB) and heterodyne-detected femtosecond difference-frequency REPB. The different roles of the amplitude fluctuations and the phase fluctuations have been pointed out in both time and frequency domains. Analytic closed forms of the sixth-order and fourth-order Markovian stochastic correlations are characterized for homodyne (quadratic) and heterodyne (linear) detection, respectively. The attosecond sum-frequency REPB signal shows resonant-nonresonant cross correlation, asymmetric temporal behavior, and drastic difference for three Markovian stochastic fields, and the autocorrelation of REPB exhibits hybrid-radiation-matter-detuning-terahertz damping oscillation. The phase-diffusion model predicts a damping oscillation of the signal around a constant value in the narrowband case. The heterodyne-detected signal of REPB potentially offers rich dynamic information about the homogeneous, broadening, material phase of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Citation
Yanpeng Zhang, Chenli Gan, Jianping Song, Xiaojun Yu, Ruiqiong Ma, Hao Ge, Chuangshe Li, and Keqing Lu, "Attosecond sum-frequency Raman-enhanced polarization beating by use of twin phase-sensitive color locking noisy light beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 694-711 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-3-694


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