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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 987–989

Plasma-assisted coherent backscattering for standoff spectroscopy

Luqi Yuan, Konstantin E. Dorfman, Aleksei M. Zheltikov, and Marlan O. Scully  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 987-989 (2012)

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We show that an intense coherent backward signal can be generated through a Raman-type four-wave-mixing process using forward propagating fields only. Phase matching for this process is achieved through a plasma modulation of the refractive index. Applications to standoff spectroscopy are discussed.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(280.1350) Remote sensing and sensors : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2012
Published: March 2, 2012

Luqi Yuan, Konstantin E. Dorfman, Aleksei M. Zheltikov, and Marlan O. Scully, "Plasma-assisted coherent backscattering for standoff spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 37, 987-989 (2012)

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