Phase-matched raman-resonant four-wave mixing in a dispersion-compensated high-finesse optical cavity

Zaitsu Shin-Ichi, Hirotomo Izaki, Totaro Imasaka

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A highly efficient intracavity four-wave mixing in a Raman-active medium pumped by a continuous-wave laser is first demonstrated. Managing the intracavity dispersion to satisfy the phase matching in a high-finesse cavity substantially enhances the anti-Stokes emission. This process is observed in a region far beyond small signal approximation, indicating the generation of phase-locked sidebands arising from molecular modulation. This points to a novel approach of an optical modulator and mode-locked laser operating at a frequency of more than 10 THz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073901
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 19 2008


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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