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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1917–1919

Polarization of multiple rotational Raman sidebands from hydrogen gas by delayed four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime

Hiroyuki Kawano, Kenichi Ishikawa, Akira Suda, and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 21, pp. 1917-1919 (2002)

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We demonstrate delayed four-wave Raman mixing in hydrogen gas and discuss the polarization of multiple rotational Raman radiation in the sub-100-fs regime. The mechanism of sideband generation through the interaction between a probe pulse and coherence of molecular motions induced by a pump pulse in hydrogen is revealed. One can artificially control the ellipticity of the polarization of the rotational Raman sidebands by changing the pump pulse polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Hiroyuki Kawano, Kenichi Ishikawa, Akira Suda, and Katsumi Midorikawa, "Polarization of multiple rotational Raman sidebands from hydrogen gas by delayed four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime," Opt. Lett. 27, 1917-1919 (2002)

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