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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18249–18254

Single-shot detection of mid-infrared spectra by chirped-pulse upconversion with four-wave difference frequency generation in gases

Y. Nomura, Y.-T. Wang, T. Kozai, H. Shirai, A. Yabushita, C.-W. Luo, S. Nakanishi, and T. Fuji  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18249-18254 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.018249


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Abstract

Single-shot detection of ultrabroadband mid-infrared spectra was demonstrated by using chirped-pulse upconversion technique with four-wave difference frequency generation in gases. Thanks to the low dispersion of the gas media, the bandwidth of the phase matching condition of the upconversion process becomes very broad and the entire mid-infrared spectrum spanning from 200 to 5500 cm−1 was upconverted by using a 10 ps chirped pulse to visible wavelength radiation, which was detected with a conventional visible dispersive spectrometer. This method was demonstrated by the successful measurement of infrared absorption spectra of organic polymer films.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2013
Published: July 23, 2013

Citation
Y. Nomura, Y.-T. Wang, T. Kozai, H. Shirai, A. Yabushita, C.-W. Luo, S. Nakanishi, and T. Fuji, "Single-shot detection of mid-infrared spectra by chirped-pulse upconversion with four-wave difference frequency generation in gases," Opt. Express 21, 18249-18254 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-18249


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