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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 721–723

Heterodyne coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for spectral phase retrieval and signal amplification

Xi Wang, Aihua Zhang, Miaochan Zhi, Alexei V. Sokolov, George R. Welch, and Marlan O. Scully  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 721-723 (2010)

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We study interference between a local oscillator and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering signal fields by controlling their relative phase and amplitude. This control allows direct observation of the real and imaginary components of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility ( χ ( 3 ) ) of the sample. In addition, we demonstrate that the heterodyne method can be used to amplify the signal.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne

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Original Manuscript: September 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2009
Published: February 25, 2010

Xi Wang, Aihua Zhang, Miaochan Zhi, Alexei V. Sokolov, George R. Welch, and Marlan O. Scully, "Heterodyne coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for spectral phase retrieval and signal amplification," Opt. Lett. 35, 721-723 (2010)

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