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Optimized continuum from a photonic crystal fiber for broadband time-resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

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Author(s)

Young Jong Lee, Sapun Parekh, Yeon Ho Kim, Marcus T. Cicerone

Abstract

We demonstrate that an optimized 2-pulse broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) technique can be used to simultaneously measure vibrational dephasing times over a broad frequency range of Raman modes (between 500 cm-1 and 3100 cm-1). This time-resolved measurement, based on 3-color CARS, requires a continuum pulse that is coherent over a broad spectral bandwidth. We demonstrate that a continuum with the required characteristics can be generated from a commercial photonic crystal fiber by appropriately conditioning the chirp of the excitation pulse and controlling its pulse energy. We apply the optimized broadband time-resolved CARS system to simultaneously measure vibrational dephasing times of multiple Raman modes (covering 500 cm-1 to 3100 cm-1) of acetonitrile and benzonitrile.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
18
Issue
5

Keywords

Raman, continuum generation, photonic crystal fiber, vibrational dephasing time

Citation

Lee, Y. , Parekh, S. , Kim, Y. and Cicerone, M. (2010), Optimized continuum from a photonic crystal fiber for broadband time-resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering, Optics Express, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=904650 (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created February 16, 2010, Updated October 12, 2021