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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1714–1719

Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy of methanol and acetone in a noncollinear geometry using a supercontinuum probe

Mateusz Plewicki and Robert Levis  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 1714-1719 (2008)

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The design of a femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS) setup capable of recording high contrast Raman spectra is presented. The Raman transition is stimulated by a supercontinuum pulse and pumped by the second-harmonic of a Ti:sapphire amplifier system fundamental wavelength. This scheme alleviates rapid amplitude modulation near 800 nm using the smooth amplitude region in the continuum near the 400 nm pump. Raman spectra of acetone and methanol are presented in which the Raman peak intensity is the most pronounced feature of the spectrum. A mechanism limiting the resolution and peak intensity based on the nonlinear index of refraction effects is suggested.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: September 25, 2008

Mateusz Plewicki and Robert Levis, "Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy of methanol and acetone in a noncollinear geometry using a supercontinuum probe," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1714-1719 (2008)

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