We demonstrate the generation of continuous-wave Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman sidebands including the three-primary-color (683, 532, and 436 nm) components. The Raman sidebands are generated through both stimulated and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a broadband high-finesse optical cavity filled with gas-phase hydrogen as a Raman-active medium and covering the entire visible spectral range (420–680 nm). The blue emission is considerably enhanced by matching the frequency with one of the longitudinal modes of the optical cavity, and high conversion efficiencies are observed when the coherent length corresponds to an integral multiple of the round-trip length of the optical cavity. This indicates that phase-matching plays a critical role in determining the efficiency of the Raman comb generation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)