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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1700–1705

Single-shot two dimensional time resolved coherent anti Stokes Raman Scattering

Yuri Paskover, I. Sh. Averbukh, and Yehiam Prior  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1700-1705 (2007)

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Single-shot time resolved Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is presented as a viable method for fast measurements of molecular spectra. The method is based on the short spatial extension of femtosecond pulses and maps time delays between pulses onto the region of intersection between broad beams. The image of the emitted CARS signal contains full temporal information on the field-free molecular dynamics, from which spectral information is extracted. The method is demonstrated on liquid samples of CHBr3 and CHCl3 and the Raman spectrum of the low-lying vibrational states of these molecules is measured.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

Yuri Paskover, I. Sh. Averbukh, and Yehiam Prior, "Single-shot two dimensional time resolved coherent anti Stokes Raman Scattering," Opt. Express 15, 1700-1705 (2007)

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