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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13515–13521

Raman optical activity by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectral interferometry

Kotaro Hiramatsu, Hideaki Kano, and Takashi Nagata  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13515-13521 (2013)

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We demonstrate a method to measure Raman optical activity (ROA) by using coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) spectral interferometry. An extremely weak chirality-induced CARS field is amplified through the interference with a strong CARS field generated from an external reference and is extracted by the Fourier transformation. In this interferometric coherent Raman optical activity (iCROA), both the sign and the magnitude of optical active non-resonant background susceptibility can be directly determined. Measurement of a CARS-ROA spectrum with less artifact is obtained because a broad offset artifact due to optical rotatory dispersion is clearly distinguished in iCROA.

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(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne

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Original Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2013
Published: May 29, 2013

Kotaro Hiramatsu, Hideaki Kano, and Takashi Nagata, "Raman optical activity by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 21, 13515-13521 (2013)

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