Abstract

Wavelength-tunable multicolored femtosecond laser pulses were generated simultaneously through cascade four-wave mixing in a fused-silica glass plate using two crossing femtosecond laser beams. The wavelength of the sidebands can be continuously tuned from UV to IR. The pulse duration, spatial mode, spectrum, and energy stability of the sidebands indicated that they were good enough for various multicolor femtosecond laser experiments. As many as 15 spectral upshifted pulses and 2 spectral downshifted pulses were obtained with a spectral bandwidth broader than 1.8 octaves.

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2004 (1)

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2000 (1)

Aközbek, N.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ariunbold, G. O.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Becker, A.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Burzo, A. M.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

Cerullo, G.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[Crossref]

Chin, S. L.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Crespo, H.

H. Crespo, J. T. Mendonça, and A. Dos Santos, Opt. Lett. 25, 829 (2000).
[Crossref]

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De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[Crossref]

Di Trapani, P.

Dogariu, A.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Downer, M. C.

Dubietis, A.

Faccio, D.

Fuji, T.

Gaul, E.

Hanamura, E.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[Crossref]

Harris, S. E.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hochstrasser, R. M.

R. M. Hochstrasser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14190 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Horio, T.

Huang, Y.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Inoue, K.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[Crossref]

Kobayashi, T.

Liu, J.

Liu, W.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Manzoni, C.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2007).
[Crossref]

Matlis, N. H.

Matsubara, E.

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[Crossref]

Matsuki, H.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[Crossref]

Mendonça, J. T.

Murawski, R. K.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pestov, D.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Piskarskas, A.

Polesana, P.

Polli, D.

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2007).
[Crossref]

Rostovtsev, Y. V.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Santos, A. Dos

Sautenkov, V. A.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Scully, M. O.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sekikawa, T.

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[Crossref]

Shirakawa, A.

T. Kobayashi, A. Shirakawa, and T. Fuji, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 525 (2001).
[Crossref]

Shverdin, M. Y.

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

Shvets, G.

Sokolov, A. V.

M. Zhi and A. V. Sokolov, New J. Phys. 10, 025032 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Zhi, X. Wang, and A. V. Sokolov, Opt. Express 16, 12139 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Zhi and A. V. Sokolov, Opt. Lett. 32, 2251 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

Suzuki, T.

Tamošauskas, G.

Théberge, F.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Valiulis, G.

Valtna, H.

Walker, D. R.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wang, X.

M. Zhi, X. Wang, and A. V. Sokolov, Opt. Express 16, 12139 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Weigand, R.

H. Crespo and R. Weigand, in XVI International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (Springer-Verlag, 2008), paper frilp-5.

Yamashita, M.

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[Crossref]

Yavuz, D. D.

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yin, G. Y.

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zgadzaj, R.

Zhang, J.

Zhi, M.

Zhi, M. C.

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Kobayashi, A. Shirakawa, and T. Fuji, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 525 (2001).
[Crossref]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

A. V. Sokolov, M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, A. M. Burzo, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, J. Mod. Opt. 52, 285 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

New J. Phys. (1)

M. Zhi and A. V. Sokolov, New J. Phys. 10, 025032 (2008).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Y. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 033904 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (1)

R. M. Hochstrasser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14190 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[Crossref]

C. Manzoni, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023103 (2007).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. C. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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H. Crespo and R. Weigand, in XVI International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (Springer-Verlag, 2008), paper frilp-5.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Photograph of sidebands on a sheet of white paper 1 m after the glass plate. (b) Spectra of the sidebands from AS1 to AS4 when the crossing angle was 2.1°. (c) Spectra of AS2 at four different crossing angles of 1.5°, 1.8°, 2.1°, and 2.5°. (d) Spectra of high-order anti-Stokes from AS15 to AS8 and (e) two Stokes signals when the crossing angle was about 1.5°.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Cross-correlation width of AS1 and AS2 when the cross-correlation width of beam̱1 was about 165 fs . (b) XFROG retrieved trace of the pulse duration and phase of AS1 when the cross-correlation width of beam̱1 was about 84 fs . The pulse duration is about 35 fs . The inset is the measured XFROG pattern.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the output power of AS1on the power of one of the two input beams: (a) dependence of beam̱1 power with fixed power of beam̱2 of 19 mW , (b) dependence of beam̱2 power with fixed power of beam̱1 of 11 mW . The inset in (a) depicts the output power of AS1 to AS5 when the input power of beam̱1 and beam̱2 was 11 mW and 19 mW , respectively, and the crossing angle was 1.8°. The inset in (b) shows the power stability of AS1 and beam̱1 for 20 min.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Inset, 2D spatial mode pattern of the AS1 signal. The black solid curve is the spatial profile of the AS1 signal. The dashed curve is the Gaussian fitted curve.

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