Molecular-optic modulator

Kazuki Ihara, Chihiro Eshima, Zaitsu Shin-Ichi, Singo Kamitomo, Kenji Shinzen, Yasuyuki Hirakawa, Totaro Imasaka

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Abstract

An ultrafast light-intensity modulator, based on stimulated Raman scattering, is described. The intensity of a continuous wave laser is fully modulated at 17 THz using hydrogen in a high-finesse cavity. The modulation frequency is determined by the molecular constant of the Raman medium, i.e., the Raman shift frequency. The modulation frequency can be changed in the tetrahertz range by replacing the Raman medium. Due to the accurate modulation frequency and the high beam coherence, this device is amenable to a variety of applications such as in basic science and also in advanced industrial technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume88
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2006

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frequency modulation
modulators
optics
continuous wave lasers
luminous intensity
frequency shift
Raman spectra
cavities
hydrogen

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Ihara, K., Eshima, C., Shin-Ichi, Z., Kamitomo, S., Shinzen, K., Hirakawa, Y., & Imasaka, T. (2006). Molecular-optic modulator. Applied Physics Letters, 88(7), [074101]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2174091

Molecular-optic modulator. / Ihara, Kazuki; Eshima, Chihiro; Shin-Ichi, Zaitsu; Kamitomo, Singo; Shinzen, Kenji; Hirakawa, Yasuyuki; Imasaka, Totaro.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 88, No. 7, 074101, 24.02.2006.

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Ihara, K, Eshima, C, Shin-Ichi, Z, Kamitomo, S, Shinzen, K, Hirakawa, Y & Imasaka, T 2006, 'Molecular-optic modulator', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 88, no. 7, 074101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2174091
Ihara K, Eshima C, Shin-Ichi Z, Kamitomo S, Shinzen K, Hirakawa Y et al. Molecular-optic modulator. Applied Physics Letters. 2006 Feb 24;88(7). 074101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2174091
Ihara, Kazuki ; Eshima, Chihiro ; Shin-Ichi, Zaitsu ; Kamitomo, Singo ; Shinzen, Kenji ; Hirakawa, Yasuyuki ; Imasaka, Totaro. / Molecular-optic modulator. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2006 ; Vol. 88, No. 7.
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