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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1789–1791

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a microcavity

David Gachet, Franck Billard, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1789-1791 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001789


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Abstract

We study tight focus coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) emission in a microcavity where the active medium is squeezed between two independent planar mirrors. We show strong modifications in the CARS forward and backward far-field radiation patterns. For low-order cavities, we demonstrate that most of the emitted power can be concentrated into a direction perpendicular to the mirrors.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2009
Published: June 3, 2009

Citation
David Gachet, Franck Billard, and Hervé Rigneault, "Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a microcavity," Opt. Lett. 34, 1789-1791 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-12-1789


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  14. The mirrors considered here are made of a succession of high (H) and low (L) refractive index hafnium oxide HfO2(n=2.207) and silica SiO2(n=1.456) layers deposed on a silica substrate. The widths (in nanometers) of the different layers are given by (H) 107, (L) 272, (H) 88, (L) 109, (H) 206, (L) 119, (H) 64, (L) 298, (H) 314, (L) 36, (H) 374, (L) 201, (H) 127, (L) 212, (H) 111, (L) 209, (H) 128, (L) 95.
  15. Note that the asymmetric shape of the oscillatory curves in Fig. (Fwd and Epi-CARS) are related to the abrupt appearance of a ring at the k-space center (kx=ky=0) and its progression toward larger k values when increasing Lopt before its final disappearance when kx,ky>2π/λas×NAcollection.

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