Abstract

We demonstrate the efficient modulation of an 100-femtosecond pulse in a Raman medium coherently prepared by nanosecond pulses. Raman sidebands of the ultrashort pulse spanning 360 THz are generated with an efficiency of >5%. We show that the mechanism permitting the sidebands to be generated is the preparation of a significant vibrational coherence in the medium that is robust to disturbance by an intense short pulse. If the observed sidebands were phase compensated, they would form a short train of approximately ten 3-fs pulses. Focusing would permit the realization of a peak intensity of >1013 W cm-2.

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2003 (1)

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

F. L. Kien, N. H. Shon, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. A 64, 051803(R) (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2474 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hakuta, K.

F. L. Kien, N. H. Shon, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. A 64, 051803(R) (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2474 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Katsuragawa, Y. Ono, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, International Quantum Electronics Conference, and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CM06.

Harris, S. E.

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CPDC1.

Katsuragawa, M.

J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2474 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Kien, F. L.

F. L. Kien, N. H. Shon, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. A 64, 051803(R) (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2474 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Katsuragawa, Y. Ono, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, International Quantum Electronics Conference, and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CM06.

Liang, J. Q.

J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2474 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ohtsuki, K.

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ono, Y.

M. Katsuragawa, Y. Ono, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, International Quantum Electronics Conference, and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CM06.

Shon, N. H.

F. L. Kien, N. H. Shon, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. A 64, 051803(R) (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shverdin, M. Y.

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CPDC1.

Sokolov, A. V.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Walker, D. R.

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CPDC1.

Yavuz, D. D.

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CPDC1.

Yin, G. Y.

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CPDC1.

Phys. Rev. A (2)

F. L. Kien, N. H. Shon, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. A 64, 051803(R) (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. L. Kien, J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, K. Ohtsuki, K. Hakuta, and A. V. Sokolov, Phys. Rev. A 60, 1562 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

J. Q. Liang, M. Katsuragawa, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2474 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. D. Yavuz, D. R. Walker, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233602 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CPDC1.

M. Katsuragawa, Y. Ono, F. L. Kien, and K. Hakuta, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, International Quantum Electronics Conference, and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CM06.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) D2 energy level scheme. δ shown as positive. (b) Total energy in all anti-Stokes sidebands of driving fields as δ is varied.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectral output resulting from the propagation of the 130-fs probe pulse through the adiabatically prepared sample at δ=-190±37 MHz. Sidebands of the probe field are shown in black. Anti-Stokes sidebands of the driving fields (which must also be present if coherent preparation has occurred) are shown in gray. (b) Dependence of the generation efficiency of the probe field sidebands AS1 (black) and S1 (gray) on the intensity of the probe field.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

δ dependence of the probe field sidebands. (a) S1 (gray) and AS1 (black) signals, and (b) AS2 signal (expanded scale). Solid curves show fits to raw data.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated train of pulses formed from observed intensity spectra of ultrashort sidebands, assuming constant phase. The electric field amplitude of the central pulse in the train is also shown on an expanded scale.

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