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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18784–18794

Ultrafast-laser-induced backward stimulated Raman scattering for tracing atmospheric gases

P. N. Malevich, D. Kartashov, Z. Pu, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, A. A. Lanin, A. M. Zheltikov, M. Marangoni, and G. Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18784-18794 (2012)

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By combining tunable broadband pulse generation with the technique of nonlinear spectral compression we demonstrate a prototype scheme for highly selective detection of air molecules by backward stimulated Raman scattering. The experimental results allow to extrapolate the laser parameters required for standoff sensing based on the recently demonstrated backward atmospheric lasing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2012
Published: August 1, 2012

P. N. Malevich, D. Kartashov, Z. Pu, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, A. A. Lanin, A. M. Zheltikov, M. Marangoni, and G. Cerullo, "Ultrafast-laser-induced backward stimulated Raman scattering for tracing atmospheric gases," Opt. Express 20, 18784-18794 (2012)

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