Abstract

Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in laser-irradiated microdroplets is suppressed by the addition of nanometer-sized latex particles. The microdroplets consist of either pure ethanol or a solution of Rhodamine 6G dye in ethanol, seeded with latex particles having diameters of 50 < d < 500 nm. SRS emission occurs at droplet morphology-dependent resonances (MDR’s) after either direct pumping by the incident 532-nm laser or indirectly whereby the pump laser first initiates dye lasing, which in turn pumps SRS. For large latex, we observe SRS suppression at a near-coincident threshold concentration independent of the presence of dye, whereas, for small latex, adding dye reduces the threshold concentration by more than an order of magnitude. These findings are consistent with the interpretation that for large latex ~1 particle must occupy the MDR mode volume at threshold, whereas for small latex the addition of particles facilitates Förster-assisted annihilation of both 532-nm and dye-lasing MDR pump photons.

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Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

F. Heisel, J. A. Miehe, B. Sipp, M. Schott, Chem. Phys. Lett. 43, 534 (1976).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

H.-B. Lin, A. L. Huston, J. D. Eversole, A. J. Campillo, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 2070 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Serpengüzel, G. Chen, R. K. Chang, W.-F. Hsieh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 871 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (11)

Phys. Lett. (1)

V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, V. S. Ilchenko, Phys. Lett. 137, 393 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. Biswas, H. Latifi, R. L. Armstrong, R. G. Pinnick, Phys. Rev. A 40, 7413 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

S. Qian, R. K. Chang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 926 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Single-laser-shot spectra of lasing and SRS emission from a R6G-doped ethanol droplet irradiated with a pulsed Nd:YAG (532-nm) laser beam. First- and second-order SRS pumped by the 532-nm laser are evident, as well as SRS pumped by dye-lasing MDR’s of the droplet microcavity, which is in turn pumped by the 532-nm laser. Also shown for comparison is the spectrum of the corresponding bulk sample.

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Table 1 Threshold Concentration of Latex Particles Required to Suppress SRS in Pure Ethanol and R6G Dye-Doped Ethanol Droplets

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