Abstract

An octave-spanning coherent supercontinuum is generated by non-collinear Raman-assisted four-wave mixing in single-crystal diamond using 7.7 fs laser pulses that have been chirped to about 420 fs in duration. The use of ultrabroad bandwidth pulses as input results in substantial overlap of the generated spectrum of the anti-Stokes sidebands, creating a phase-locked supercontinuum when all the sidebands are combined to overlap in time and space. The overall bandwidth of the generated supercontinuum is sufficient to support its compression to isolated few-to-single cycle attosecond transients. The significant spectral overlap of adjacent anti-Stokes sidebands allows the utilization of straight-forward spectral interferometry to test the relative phase coherence of the anti-Stokes outputs and is demonstrated here for two adjacent pairs of sidebands. The method can subsequently be employed to set the relative phase of the sidebands for pulse compression and for the synthesis of arbitrary field transients.

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2013

W. Liu, L. Zhu, L. Wang, C. Fang, “Cascaded four-wave mixing for broadband tunable laser sideband generation,” Opt. Lett. 38(11), 1772–1774 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Cui, M. Chaturvedi, B. Tian, J. Ackert, F. C. Turner, D. Strickland, “Spectral red-shifting of multi-frequency Raman orders,” Opt. Commun. 288, 118–121 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. He, J. Du, T. Kobayashi, “Low-threshold and compact multi-colored femtosecond laser generated by using cascaded four-wave mixing in a diamond plate,” Opt. Commun. 290, 132–135 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012

O. Shitamichi, T. Imasaka, “High-order Raman sidebands generated from the near-infrared to ultraviolet region by four-wave Raman mixing of hydrogen using an ultrashort two-color pump beam,” Opt. Express 20(25), 27959–27965 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Zhi, K. Wang, X. Hua, A. V. Sokolov, “Pulse-shaper-assisted phase control of a coherent broadband spectrum of Raman sidebands,” Opt. Lett. 36(20), 4032–4034 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

J. Liu, T. Kobayashi, “Cascaded four-wave mixing in transparent bulk media,” Opt. Commun. 283, 1114–1123 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009

R. Weigand, J. T. Mendonca, H. M. Crespo, “Cascaded nondegenerate four-wave-mixing technique for high power single-cycle pulse synthesis in the visible and ultraviolet region,” Phys. Rev. A 79(6), 063838 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Matsubara, Y. Kawamoto, T. Sekikawa, M. Yamashita, “Generation of ultrashort optical pulses in the 10 fs regime using multicolor Raman sidebands in KTaO3.,” Opt. Lett. 34(12), 1837–1839 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

E. E. Serebryannikov, E. Goulielmakis, A. M. Zheltikov, “Generation of supercontinuum compressible to single-cycle pulse widths in an ionizing gas,” New J. Phys. 10(9), 093001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, “Broadband generation in a Raman crystal driven by a pair of time-delayed linearly chirped pulses,” New J. Phys. 10(2), 025032 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Zhi, X. Wang, A. V. Sokolov, “Broadband coherent light generation in diamond driven by femtosecond pulses,” Opt. Express 16(16), 12139–12147 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

F. C. Turner, A. Trottier, D. Strickland, L. L. Losev, “Transient multi-frequency Raman generation in SF6,” Opt. Commun. 270(2), 419–423 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, “Broadband coherent light generation in a Raman-active crystal driven by two-color femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2251–2253 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering due to phonon grating in KNbO3 induced by crossed beams of two-color femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. B 75(2), 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

E. Matsubara, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Dynamical symmetry breaking induced by ultrashort laser pulses in KTaO3,” J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 75(2), 024712 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004

2000

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, S. E. Harris, “Raman generation by phased and antiphased molecular states,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(3), 562–565 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Crespo, J. T. Mendonça, A. Dos Santos, “Cascaded highly nondegenerate four-wave-mixing phenomenon in transparent isotropic condensed media,” Opt. Lett. 25(11), 829–831 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, T. Elsaesser, “Generation of multiple phase-locked Stokes and Anti-Stokes components in an impulsively excited Raman medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(13), 2560–2563 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

S. E. Harris, A. V. Sokolov, “Subfemtosecond pulse generation by molecular modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81(14), 2894–2897 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, T. Imasaka, “Generation of high-order rotational lines in hydrogen by four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 260–268 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1923

F. Peter, “About refractive indices and absorption constants of the diamond 644-226 nm,” Z. Phys. 15, 358–368 (1923).
[CrossRef]

Ackert, J.

Z. Cui, M. Chaturvedi, B. Tian, J. Ackert, F. C. Turner, D. Strickland, “Spectral red-shifting of multi-frequency Raman orders,” Opt. Commun. 288, 118–121 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Alahmed, Z. A.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Azzeer, A. M.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chan, H. S.

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chaturvedi, M.

Z. Cui, M. Chaturvedi, B. Tian, J. Ackert, F. C. Turner, D. Strickland, “Spectral red-shifting of multi-frequency Raman orders,” Opt. Commun. 288, 118–121 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Crespo, H.

Crespo, H. M.

R. Weigand, J. T. Mendonca, H. M. Crespo, “Cascaded nondegenerate four-wave-mixing technique for high power single-cycle pulse synthesis in the visible and ultraviolet region,” Phys. Rev. A 79(6), 063838 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cui, Z.

Z. Cui, M. Chaturvedi, B. Tian, J. Ackert, F. C. Turner, D. Strickland, “Spectral red-shifting of multi-frequency Raman orders,” Opt. Commun. 288, 118–121 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Dos Santos, A.

Du, J.

J. He, J. Du, T. Kobayashi, “Low-threshold and compact multi-colored femtosecond laser generated by using cascaded four-wave mixing in a diamond plate,” Opt. Commun. 290, 132–135 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Elsaesser, T.

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, T. Elsaesser, “Generation of multiple phase-locked Stokes and Anti-Stokes components in an impulsively excited Raman medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(13), 2560–2563 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fang, C.

Gagnon, J.

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goulielmakis, E.

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. E. Serebryannikov, E. Goulielmakis, A. M. Zheltikov, “Generation of supercontinuum compressible to single-cycle pulse widths in an ionizing gas,” New J. Phys. 10(9), 093001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Grguraš, I.

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hanamura, E.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering due to phonon grating in KNbO3 induced by crossed beams of two-color femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. B 75(2), 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Matsubara, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Dynamical symmetry breaking induced by ultrashort laser pulses in KTaO3,” J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 75(2), 024712 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Takahashi, Y. Kawabe, E. Hanamura, “Generation of a broadband spectral comb with multiwave mixing by exchange of an impulsively stimulated phonon,” Opt. Express 12(7), 1185–1191 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harris, S. E.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, S. E. Harris, “Raman generation by phased and antiphased molecular states,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(3), 562–565 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. E. Harris, A. V. Sokolov, “Subfemtosecond pulse generation by molecular modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81(14), 2894–2897 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hassan, M. Th.

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, J.

J. He, J. Du, T. Kobayashi, “Low-threshold and compact multi-colored femtosecond laser generated by using cascaded four-wave mixing in a diamond plate,” Opt. Commun. 290, 132–135 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Hirakawa, Y.

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, T. Imasaka, “Generation of high-order rotational lines in hydrogen by four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 260–268 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hsieh, Z. M.

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hua, X.

Imasaka, T.

O. Shitamichi, T. Imasaka, “High-order Raman sidebands generated from the near-infrared to ultraviolet region by four-wave Raman mixing of hydrogen using an ultrashort two-color pump beam,” Opt. Express 20(25), 27959–27965 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, T. Imasaka, “Generation of high-order rotational lines in hydrogen by four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 260–268 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, K.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering due to phonon grating in KNbO3 induced by crossed beams of two-color femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. B 75(2), 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Matsubara, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Dynamical symmetry breaking induced by ultrashort laser pulses in KTaO3,” J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 75(2), 024712 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kawabe, Y.

Kawamoto, Y.

Kawano, H.

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, T. Imasaka, “Generation of high-order rotational lines in hydrogen by four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 260–268 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

J. He, J. Du, T. Kobayashi, “Low-threshold and compact multi-colored femtosecond laser generated by using cascaded four-wave mixing in a diamond plate,” Opt. Commun. 290, 132–135 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, T. Kobayashi, “Cascaded four-wave mixing in transparent bulk media,” Opt. Commun. 283, 1114–1123 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Korn, G.

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, T. Elsaesser, “Generation of multiple phase-locked Stokes and Anti-Stokes components in an impulsively excited Raman medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(13), 2560–2563 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kung, A. H.

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lai, C. J.

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lee, C. K.

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liang, W. H.

H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, T. Kobayashi, “Cascaded four-wave mixing in transparent bulk media,” Opt. Commun. 283, 1114–1123 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, W.

Losev, L. L.

F. C. Turner, A. Trottier, D. Strickland, L. L. Losev, “Transient multi-frequency Raman generation in SF6,” Opt. Commun. 270(2), 419–423 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Luu, T. T.

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Wirth, M. Th. Hassan, I. Grguraš, J. Gagnon, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, S. Pabst, R. Santra, Z. A. Alahmed, A. M. Azzeer, V. S. Yakovlev, V. Pervak, F. Krausz, E. Goulielmakis, “Synthesized light transients,” Science 334(6053), 195–200 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matsubara, E.

E. Matsubara, Y. Kawamoto, T. Sekikawa, M. Yamashita, “Generation of ultrashort optical pulses in the 10 fs regime using multicolor Raman sidebands in KTaO3.,” Opt. Lett. 34(12), 1837–1839 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Matsubara, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Dynamical symmetry breaking induced by ultrashort laser pulses in KTaO3,” J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 75(2), 024712 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Matsuki, H.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, E. Hanamura, “Multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering due to phonon grating in KNbO3 induced by crossed beams of two-color femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. B 75(2), 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mendonca, J. T.

R. Weigand, J. T. Mendonca, H. M. Crespo, “Cascaded nondegenerate four-wave-mixing technique for high power single-cycle pulse synthesis in the visible and ultraviolet region,” Phys. Rev. A 79(6), 063838 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mendonça, J. T.

Moulet, A.

M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. Th. Hassan, A. Wirth, I. Grguraš, A. Moulet, T. T. Luu, J. Gagnon, V. Pervak, E. Goulielmakis, “Invited Article: Attosecond photonics: Synthesis and control of light transients,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83(11), 111301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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H. S. Chan, Z. M. Hsieh, W. H. Liang, A. H. Kung, C. K. Lee, C. J. Lai, R. P. Pan, L. H. Peng, “Synthesis and measurement of ultrafast waveforms from five discrete optical harmonics,” Science 331(6021), 1165–1168 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. BS1: 2% beamsplitter; BS2: 50/50 beam-splitter; CP: compensation plate; Stretcher: 4 mm thick SF56A glass. The focusing mirror has a radius of curvature of 40 cm. About 2% of the compressed output from the hollow fiber is stretched and split into two and then recombined at the diamond crystal with a relative time delay between the two pulses provided by the delay stage. A spectrum of the pulse incident onto the crystal is shown in the upper left quadrant.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Anti-Stokes output generated as a function of the relative delay between the two input pulses for a 3° crossing angle between the two input pulses. ASn stands for nth anti-Stokes sideband. From top to bottom: AS1, AS2, AS3, AS4 and AS5.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Combined spectrum of the input and generated anti-Stokes sidebands, showing a continuous span in excess of 13000 cm−1.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Result of phase coherence tests of the generated sidebands: (a) Spectrum of AS1 and AS2 recorded separately (red: AS1; green: AS2) and combined with the two temporally separated (blue); (b) Spectrally-resolved intensity pattern of combined AS1 and AS2 from 670 nm to 685 nm as a function of relative time delay between the two sidebands. Relative delay time of zero is when the phases are aligned at all wavelengths; (c) portion of (b) expanded in time to show the result of optical interference. (d) to (f) are repeat of (a) to (e) for AS3 and AS4 with similar result.

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