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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1185–1191

Generation of a broadband spectral comb with multiwave mixing by exchange of an impulsively stimulated phonon

Jun-ichi Takahashi, Yutaka Kawabe, and Eiichi Hanamura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1185-1191 (2004)

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A broadband spectral comb is generated around the third harmonics of incident light with the nondegenerate, impulsively stimulated Raman scattering technique using ultrashort light pulses. The comb has a spectral width of more than 4000 cm-1, and its envelope becomes smooth as the light powers are increased. It consists of discrete lines, the spacing of which is equal to the frequency of the Raman-active phonon mode, even though the frequency of the phonon mode is far smaller than the frequency difference between the two incident light pulses. The multiline structure is generated with multiwave mixing by exchange of the impulsively stimulated phonon among the signals.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Original Manuscript: December 19, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

Jun-ichi Takahashi, Yutaka Kawabe, and Eiichi Hanamura, "Generation of a broadband spectral comb with multiwave mixing by exchange of an impulsively stimulated phonon," Opt. Express 12, 1185-1191 (2004)

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