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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7131–7137

Conditions for highly efficient anti-Stokes conversion in gas-filled hollow core waveguides

Zeb William Barber, Christoffer Renner, Randy Ray Reibel, Stephen Scott Wagemann, Wm. Randall Babbitt, and Peter Aaron Roos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7131-7137 (2010)

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Using a four-mode theoretical analysis we show that highly efficient anti-Stokes conversion in waveguides is more challenging to realize in practice than previously thought. By including the dynamics of conversion to 2nd Stokes via stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave mixing, models predict only narrow, unstable regions of highly efficient anti-Stokes conversion. Experimental results of single-pass Raman conversion in confined capillary waveguides validate these predictions. This places more stringent conditions on systems that require highly efficient single-pass anti-Stokes conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2010
Published: March 23, 2010

Zeb William Barber, Christoffer Renner, Randy Ray Reibel, Stephen Scott Wagemann, Wm. Randall Babbitt, and Peter Aaron Roos, "Conditions for highly efficient anti-Stokes conversion in gas-filled hollow core waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 7131-7137 (2010)

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