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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10490–10495

Efficient Raman frequency conversion by coherent feedback at low light intensity

Bing Chen, Kai Zhang, Chengling Bian, Cheng Qiu, Chun-Hua Yuan, L. Q. Chen, Z. Y. Ou, and Weiping Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10490-10495 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010490


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate efficient Raman conversion to respective Stokes and anti-Stokes fields in both pulsed and continuous modes with a Rb-87 atomic vapor cell. The conversion efficiency is about 40-50% for the Stokes field and 20-30% for the anti-Stokes field, respectively. This efficient conversion process is realized with coherent feedback of both the Raman pump and the frequency-converted fields (Stokes or anti-Stokes). The experimental setup is simple and can be applied easily to produce light sources with larger frequency shifts using other Raman media with long coherence time. They may have potential applications in nonlinear optics, Raman spectroscopy and precision measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2013
Published: April 22, 2013

Citation
Bing Chen, Kai Zhang, Chengling Bian, Cheng Qiu, Chun-Hua Yuan, L. Q. Chen, Z. Y. Ou, and Weiping Zhang, "Efficient Raman frequency conversion by coherent feedback at low light intensity," Opt. Express 21, 10490-10495 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-10490


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