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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27959–27965

High-order Raman sidebands generated from the near-infrared to ultraviolet region by four-wave Raman mixing of hydrogen using an ultrashort two-color pump beam

Osamu Shitamichi and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27959-27965 (2012)

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A two-color pump beam consisting of a fundamental beam of a Ti:sapphire laser (35 fs, 802 nm) and a signal beam generated by optical parametric amplification (55 fs, 1203 nm) was utilized to generate multiple Raman sidebands by vibrational four-wave Raman mixing. The second harmonic emission (401 nm) was further employed as a seed beam for enhancing efficiency. Numerous sidebands emitting at 602, 481, 344, 301, 267, 241, 219, 200, and 185 nm were observed by irradiating the beam onto a screen coated with sodium salicylate. The spectral band width of these emission lines was capable of generating 0.9-fs optical pulses by Fourier synthesis.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2012
Published: November 30, 2012

Osamu Shitamichi and Totaro Imasaka, "High-order Raman sidebands generated from the near-infrared to ultraviolet region by four-wave Raman mixing of hydrogen using an ultrashort two-color pump beam," Opt. Express 20, 27959-27965 (2012)

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