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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4239–4241

Full characterization of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility using a single-beam coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering setup

Alexander Wipfler, Jean Rehbinder, Tiago Buckup, and Marcus Motzkus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4239-4241 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004239


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Abstract

A method for the full determination of the third-order nonlinear coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) susceptibility is presented, which relies on phase control of a single ultrabroadband femtosecond laser pulse. A narrowband phase gate is scanned to perform double quadrature spectral interferometry, which reveals amplitude and phase of a multiplex CARS field. A single calibration measurement in a nonresonant sample allows for the characterization of the susceptibility in amplitude and phase. This scheme is demonstrated experimentally for the fingerprint region of toluene.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2012
Published: October 9, 2012

Citation
Alexander Wipfler, Jean Rehbinder, Tiago Buckup, and Marcus Motzkus, "Full characterization of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility using a single-beam coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering setup," Opt. Lett. 37, 4239-4241 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4239

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