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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29711–29718

Efficient anti-Stokes generation via intermodal stimulated Raman scattering in gas-filled hollow-core PCF

B. M. Trabold, A. Abdolvand, T. G. Euser, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29711-29718 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.029711


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Abstract

A strong anti-Stokes Raman signal, from the vibrational Q(1) transition of hydrogen, is generated in gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. To be efficient, this process requires phase-matching, which is not automatically provided since the group velocity dispersion is typically non-zero and—inside a fiber—cannot be compensated for using a crossed-beam geometry. Phase-matching can however be arranged by exploiting the different dispersion profiles of higher-order modes. We demonstrate the generation of first and second anti-Stokes signals in higher-order modes by pumping with an appropriate mixture of fundamental and a higher-order modes, synthesized using a spatial light modulator. Conversion efficiencies as high as 5.3% are achieved from the pump to the first anti-Stokes band.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

Citation
B. M. Trabold, A. Abdolvand, T. G. Euser, and P. St.J. Russell, "Efficient anti-Stokes generation via intermodal stimulated Raman scattering in gas-filled hollow-core PCF," Opt. Express 21, 29711-29718 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-24-29711


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