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Quantum theory of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in three-level system
Author(s): Partha Sarathi Gupta; J. Dash
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Paper Abstract

The optical mixing of sufficiently coherent radiations of frequency (omega) 1 and (omega) 2 inside a suitable molecular medium can result coherent radiation at new frequency (omega) 3 equals [(omega) 1 + ((omega) 1 - (omega) 2)]. If (omega) 1 is kept fixed and (omega) 2 is varied so that a condition (omega) 1 - (omega) 2 equals (omega) is reached where (omega) is a molecular frequency of the medium, then (omega) 3 equals (omega) 1 + (omega) equals 2(omega) 1 - (omega) 2. In this case (omega) 3 coincides with the anti- Stokes Raman frequency associated with the molecular frequency (omega) . This process of coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is an important nonlinear optical process which provides intense collimated signal beams and is also an excellent spectroscopic tool. CARS being a four-wave mixing process, it is of interest to study the process in multi-level system to obtain a better insight into the problem. In the current paper we investigate the different quantum statistical properties of CARS in a inhomogeneously broadened three-level system based on density-matrix formalism where both the atomic system and the radiation fields are quantised. The photon-statistics, coherence characteristics and the occurrence of anti-bunching of the CARS field, in the steady state, are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2145, Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion, (2 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177161
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Partha Sarathi Gupta, Indian School of Mines (India)
J. Dash, Indian School of Mines (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2145:
Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion
Nasser Peyghambarian; Robert C. Eckardt; Nasser Peyghambarian; Henry Everitt; Dennis D. Lowenthal; Henry Everitt; Robert C. Eckardt; Dennis D. Lowenthal, Editor(s)

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