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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1295–1309

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a Fabry–Perot cavity: A theoretical study

Franck Billard, David Gachet, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1295-1309 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001295


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Abstract

We present a study of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) under focused beam excitation in a planar Fabry–Perot cavity using an image-dipole formalism. We give a comprehensive description of forward- and backward-CARS signal generation by introducing the expressions of the nonlinear induced polarization in the cavity as a function of their counterpart in free space. We show that the cavity gives rise to a backward-CARS signal and allows working with low numerical aperture collection objectives. We finally discuss the influence of the scatterer position in the cavity on the detected signal.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2009
Published: June 8, 2009

Citation
Franck Billard, David Gachet, and Hervé Rigneault, "Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a Fabry-Perot cavity: A theoretical study," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1295-1309 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-7-1295


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