Session W15: Poster Session IV: Post-deadline Posters
10:30 AM–10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Hyatt Regency Dallas Room: Marsalis Hall B, 10:30am-2:00pm
Abstract ID: BAPS.2006.APR.W15.22
Abstract: W15.00022 : Broadband generation produced in Raman-active crystals by two- and three-color femtosecond laser pulses
(Texas A\&M University)
We observe broadband generation by non-collinearly focusing two- or three-color ultrashort laser pulses into Raman-active crystals.~ The generated spectrum extends from infrared to ultraviolet, and consists of discrete spatially-separated Raman sidebands. Up to 20 sidebands are observed when two-color fs-laser pulses interact with PbWO4 crystal.~ Similar generation is observed in diamond.~ By applying the third probe beam, about 50 sidebands are generated through the Raman-resonant four wave mixing.~ By looking at the coherent Stokes and anti-Stokes signal with delayed probe pulse, we can see that multiple Raman levels are excited by the short (50 fs) pulses used.~ Combining the multiple generated sidebands may prove to be a way to synthesize subfemtosecond pulses.
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