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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1037–1041

Generation of a continuous-wave pulse train at a repetition rate of 17.6 THz

Shin-ichi Zaitsu, Chihiro Eshima, Kazuki Ihara, and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 1037-1041 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001037


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Abstract

We demonstrated that a 17.6 THz pulselike intensity modulation resulted from the coherent superposition of multifrequency continuous-wave emissions generated from a hydrogen-filled high-finesse cavity through a cascade-stimulated Raman scattering process. We pointed out that the complete phase-locked operation was hindered by the intracavity dispersion that caused nonequal separations between adjacent emission lines.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Citation
Shin-ichi Zaitsu, Chihiro Eshima, Kazuki Ihara, and Totaro Imasaka, "Generation of a continuous-wave pulse train at a repetition rate of 17.6THz," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1037-1041 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-5-1037


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