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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1979–1984

Observation of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in the phase-mismatched direction

Sherif F. Hanna, Lei Wang, Zoe-Elizabeth Sariyanni, Nikolai G. Kalugin, Robert P. Lucht, Vladimir A. Sautenkov, Alexei V. Sokolov, Yuri Rostovtsev, and Marlan O. Scully  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1979-1984 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.001979


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Abstract

We have experimentally demonstrated coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in both forward and backward directions from thin samples of dipicolinic acid crystalline. The signal observed in the backscattered, phased-mismatched direction is 3 orders of magnitude stronger than would be expected without scattering from the crystal's inhomogeneities. We present a theoretical explanation of these results, based on the theory of random diffraction gratings and discuss possible applications.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing

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Sherif F. Hanna, Lei Wang, Zoe-Elizabeth Sariyanni, Nikolai G. Kalugin, Robert P. Lucht, Vladimir A. Sautenkov, Alexei V. Sokolov, Yuri Rostovtsev, and Marlan O. Scully, "Observation of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in the phase-mismatched direction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1979-1984 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-9-1979


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