OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 24 — Nov. 29, 2004
  • pp: 5952–5961

Stimulated Rayleigh-Bragg scattering enhanced by two-photon excitation

Guang S. He, Tzu-Chau Lin, and Paras N. Prasad  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 24, pp. 5952-5961 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005952


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1938 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A frequency-unshifted and backward stimulated Rayleigh scattering can be produced in a linearly transparent but two-photon absorbing medium. Using a novel two-photon active dye solution as the nonlinear medium pumped by 532-nm and ~10-ns laser pulses, a highly directional backward stimulated scattering at the pump wavelength can be readily observed. The experimental results on spectral structure, spatial and temporal behaviors, and output/input relationship of this new type of stimulated scattering are presented. To explain the observed phenomenon and its experimental behaviors, a physical model of feedback mechanism provided by a two-photon-excitation enhanced Bragg grating inside the scattering medium is proposed. Comparing to other types of stimulated scattering, the stimulated Rayleigh-Bragg scattering exhibits the advantages of no-frequency shift, low threshold, and low requirement for pump spectral line-width.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2004
Published: November 29, 2004

Citation
Guang He, Tzu-Chau Lin, and Paras Prasad, "Stimulated Rayleigh-Bragg scattering enhanced by two-photon excitation," Opt. Express 12, 5952-5961 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-24-5952


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics, (Wiley, New York, 1984).
  2. R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, (Academic, Boston, 1992).
  3. G. S. He and S. H. Liu, Physics of Nonlinear Optics, (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000).
  4. W. Kaiser and M. Maier, �??Stimulated Rayleigh, Brillouin and Raman spectroscopy,�?? in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arrecchi and E. O. Schulz-Dubois, ed., (North Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), p. 1077.
  5. G. Eckhardt, R. W. Hellwarth, F. J. McClung, S. E. Schwarz, D. Weiner, and E. J. Woodbury, �??Stimulated Raman scattering from organic liquids,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 455-457 (1962). [CrossRef]
  6. R. Y. Chiao, C. H. Townes, and B. P. Stoicheff, �??Stimulated Brillouin scattering and coherent generation of intense hypersonic waves,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 592-595 (1964). [CrossRef]
  7. D. I. Mash, V.V. Morozov, V. S. Starunov, and I. L. Fabelinskii, �??Stimulated scattering of light of the Rayleigh-line wing,�?? JETP Lett. 2, 25-27 (1965).
  8. G. S. He and P. N. Prasad, �??Stimulated Kerr scattering and reorientation work of molecules in liquid CS2,�?? Phys. Rev. A 41, 2687-2697 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. R. M. Herman and M. A. Gray, �??Theoretical prediction of the stimulated thermal Rayleigh scattering in liquids,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 824-828 (1967). [CrossRef]
  10. D. H. Rank, C. W. Cho, N. D. Foltz, and T. A. Wiggings, �??Stimulated thermal Rayleigh scattering,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 828-830 (1967). [CrossRef]
  11. C. W. Cho, N. D. Foltz, D. H. Rank, and T. A. Wiggins, �??Stimulated thermal Rayleigh scattering in liquids,�?? Phys. Rev, 175, 271-274 (1968). [CrossRef]
  12. D. Pohl, I. Reinhold, and W. Kaiser, �??Experimental observation of stimulated thermal Brillouin scattering,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 20, 1141-1143 (1968). [CrossRef]
  13. V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kubarev, and G. A. Pasmanik, �??Stimulated thermal scattering of short light pulses,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 1274-1276 (1970). [CrossRef]
  14. K. Darée and W. Kaiser, �??Competition between stimulated Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering in absorbing media,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 26, 816-819 (1971). [CrossRef]
  15. P. Boissel, G. Hauchecorne, F. Kerherve, and G. Mayer, �?? Stimulated scattering induced by two-photon absorption,�?? Journal de Physique Lettres, 39, 319-322 (1978). [CrossRef]
  16. V. B. Karpov, V. V. Korobkin, and D. A. Dolgolenko, �??Phase conjugation of XeCl excimer laser radiation by excitation of various types of stimulated light scattering,�?? Sov. J. Quantum Electro. 21, 1235-1238 (1991). [CrossRef]
  17. G. S. He, G. C. Xu, P. N. Prasad, B. A. Reinhardt, J. C. Bhatt, R. McKellar, and A. G. Dillard, �??Two -photon absorption and optical-limiting properties of novel organic compounds,�?? Opt. Lett. 20, 435-437 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. G. S. He, P. P. Markowicz, T.-C. Lin, and P. N. Prasad, �??Observation of stimulated emission by direct three-photon excitation,�?? Nature, 415, 767-770 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. G. S. He, T.-C. Lin, J. Dai, P. N. Prasad, R. Kannan, A. G. Dombroskie, R. A. Vaia, and L.-S. Tan, �??Degenerate two-photon-absorption spectral studies of highly two-photon active organic chromophores,�?? J. Chem. Phys. 120, 5275-5284 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. R. G. Brewer and C. H. Townes, �??Standing waves in self-trapped light filaments,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 196-200 (1967). [CrossRef]
  21. H. Kogelnik, �??Coupled wave theory for thick hologram gratings,�?? Bell Sys. Tech. J. 48, 2909-2947 (1969).
  22. H. J. Hoffman, �??Thermally induced phase-conjugation by transient real-time holography: a review,�?? J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 253-273 (1986). [CrossRef]
  23. I. C. Khoo and Y. Liang, �??Stimulated orientational and thermal scattering and self-starting optical phase conjugation with nematic liquid crystals,�?? Phys. Rev. E 62, 6722-6733 (2000). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited