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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24298–24307

Control of quantum pathways for the generation of continuous-wave Raman sidebands

Shin-ichi Zaitsu and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24298-24307 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024298


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Abstract

The generation of a multifrequency continuous-wave laser through stimulated Raman scattering and phase-matched four-wave mixing in a medium-filled optical cavity is demonstrated. Three different quantum pathways for the four-wave mixing, two of them degenerate and one of them nondegenerate, can be excited independently by tuning the intracavity dispersion. The results suggest that phase-matched Raman sidebands were generated on the longer wavelength side as well as on the shorter wavelength side, which can be used for the Fourier synthesis of a train of ultrashort optical pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2011
Published: November 14, 2011

Citation
Shin-ichi Zaitsu and Totaro Imasaka, "Control of quantum pathways for the generation of continuous-wave Raman sidebands," Opt. Express 19, 24298-24307 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24298


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