Generation of infrared radiation by stimulated Raman scattering in para-hydrogen crystal at 5 K

Mizuho Fushitani, Susumu Kuma, Yuuki Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Katsuki, Tomonari Wakabayashi, Takamasa Momose, Andrey F. Vilesov

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Abstract

We report the preliminary results of our experiments with stimulated Raman scattering in para-hydrogen crystal aimed at developing a continuously tunable laboratory laser source of mid-infrared radiation. With laser pulses at 532 nm, a conversion efficieney for the first Stokes beam of as much as 20% in the forward direction was observed through a single-pass, 5-cm-long crystal. Generation of mid-infrared pulses at 4.5 μm was achieved by use of the output of a near-infrared pulsed laser (1.6 μm, 3 ns), and an absorption spectrum of gaseous CD4 molecules was successfully recorded. These results suggest use of the solid para-hydrogen Raman shifter as a promising light source for mid-infrared spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Fushitani, M., Kuma, S., Miyamoto, Y., Katsuki, H., Wakabayashi, T., Momose, T., & Vilesov, A. F. (2003). Generation of infrared radiation by stimulated Raman scattering in para-hydrogen crystal at 5 K. Optics Letters, 28(1), 37-39. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000037