Continuous-wave anti-Stokes Raman laser based on phase-matched nondegenerate four-wave mixing

Shin Ichi Zaitsu, Totaro Imasaka

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    We demonstrate phase-matched nondegenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) in a high-finesse optical cavity using a gaseous Raman-active medium pumped by two independent continuous-wave lasers. Efficient upconversion is achieved for pump beams at different wavelengths under phase-matched conditions by optimizing the total dispersion of the hydrogen-filled optical cavity. The independent control of the pump-beam polarizations leads to further enhancement of the upconversion efficiency arising from a larger Raman gain than that in degenerate FWM. This approach offers a promising alternative for a narrow-linewidth tunable light source for highly precise laser spectroscopy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-76
    Number of pages4
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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