Abstract

The ultrafast Raman response of C–H vibrations in polymer waveguides on a printed circuit is shown to enable a high-gain amplification and high-order stimulated Raman transformation of ultrashort laser pulses. The pump and Stokes fields coupled by the C–H vibration mode with a vibration cycle of 11fs give rise to multiple Raman sidebands, suggesting the way toward ultrafast optical data processing and few-cycle optical waveform synthesis on a printed-circuit polymer waveguide platform.

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S. A. Akhmanov and N. I. Koroteev, Sov. Phys. Usp. 20, 899(1977).
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S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
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F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. St.J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
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Argyros, A.

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F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. St.J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bjorklund, G. C.

R. B. Miles, G. Laufer, and G. C. Bjorklund, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 417 (1977).
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N. Bloembergen, Nonlinear Optics (Benjamin, 1965).

Böhm, B.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bridges, T. J.

Chraplyvy, A. R.

Elsaesser, T.

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2560 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Engel, V.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
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A. B. Fedotov, S. O. Konorov, V. P. Mitrokhin, E. E. Serebryannikov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 045802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fedotov, I. V.

I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gräfe, S.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

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

Jackson, S. D.

Kiefer, W.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

A. M. Zheltikov, A. A. Voronin, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 103901 (2010).
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Knight, J. C.

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. St.J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Konorov, S. O.

A. B. Fedotov, S. O. Konorov, V. P. Mitrokhin, E. E. Serebryannikov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 045802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Korn, G.

A. M. Zheltikov, A. A. Voronin, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 103901 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2560 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Koroteev, N. I.

S. A. Akhmanov and N. I. Koroteev, Sov. Phys. Usp. 20, 899(1977).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

A. M. Zheltikov, A. A. Voronin, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 103901 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lanin, A. A.

I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laufer, G.

R. B. Miles, G. Laufer, and G. C. Bjorklund, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 417 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Mildren, R. P.

Miles, R. B.

R. B. Miles, G. Laufer, and G. C. Bjorklund, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 417 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Mishakov, G. V.

V. I. Sokolov, G. V. Mishakov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and M. Yu. Tsvetkov, Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 16, 67 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mitrokhin, V. P.

A. B. Fedotov, S. O. Konorov, V. P. Mitrokhin, E. E. Serebryannikov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 045802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nampoori, V. P. N.

K. J. Thomas, M. Sheeba, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, and P. Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A 10, 055303 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nazarkin, A.

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2560 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Panchenko, V. Ya.

I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Sokolov, G. V. Mishakov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and M. Yu. Tsvetkov, Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 16, 67 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Radhakrishnan, P.

K. J. Thomas, M. Sheeba, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, and P. Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A 10, 055303 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. St.J.

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. St.J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scully, M. O.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Serebryannikov, E. E.

A. B. Fedotov, S. O. Konorov, V. P. Mitrokhin, E. E. Serebryannikov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 045802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sheeba, M.

K. J. Thomas, M. Sheeba, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, and P. Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A 10, 055303 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y. R.

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics(Wiley, 1984).

Siebert, T.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, A. V.

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

Sokolov, V. I.

I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Sokolov, G. V. Mishakov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and M. Yu. Tsvetkov, Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 16, 67 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, K. J.

K. J. Thomas, M. Sheeba, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, and P. Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A 10, 055303 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tsvetkov, M. Yu.

V. I. Sokolov, G. V. Mishakov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and M. Yu. Tsvetkov, Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 16, 67 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Vallabhan, C. P. G.

K. J. Thomas, M. Sheeba, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, and P. Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A 10, 055303 (2008).
[CrossRef]

van Eijkelenborg, M. A.

Voronin, A. A.

A. M. Zheltikov, A. A. Voronin, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 103901 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Walker, D. R.

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

Wittmann, M.

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2560 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yavuz, D. D.

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

Yin, G. Y.

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

Zheltikov, A. M.

I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Zheltikov, A. A. Voronin, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 103901 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Fedotov, S. O. Konorov, V. P. Mitrokhin, E. E. Serebryannikov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 045802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Usp. 45, 687 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhi, M.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. B. Miles, G. Laufer, and G. C. Bjorklund, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 417 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A

K. J. Thomas, M. Sheeba, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, and P. Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A 10, 055303 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Raman Spectrosc.

S. Gräfe, D. A. Akimov, B. Böhm, A. M. Zheltikov, M. O. Scully, W. Kiefer, V. Engel, and T. Siebert, J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 998 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Lanin, V. I. Sokolov, A. B. Fedotov, A. S. Akhmanov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 657 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mem. Neural Networks

V. I. Sokolov, G. V. Mishakov, V. Ya. Panchenko, and M. Yu. Tsvetkov, Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 16, 67 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

A. B. Fedotov, S. O. Konorov, V. P. Mitrokhin, E. E. Serebryannikov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 045802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

A. Nazarkin, G. Korn, M. Wittmann, and T. Elsaesser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2560 (1999).
[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]

A. M. Zheltikov, A. A. Voronin, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 103901 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Usp.

A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Usp. 45, 687 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Science

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. St.J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. Usp.

S. A. Akhmanov and N. I. Koroteev, Sov. Phys. Usp. 20, 899(1977).
[CrossRef]

Other

N. Bloembergen, Nonlinear Optics (Benjamin, 1965).

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics(Wiley, 1984).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectra of laser pulses with an input central wavelength of (a) 660 and (b) 810 nm transmitted through a polymer waveguide. The input laser peak power is (a) 1, 40 kW , 2, 0.5 MW , 3, 1.0 MW ; (b) 1, 40 kW , 2, 0.2 MW , 3, 1.2 MW . (c) The spectrum of a two-color pump–Stokes field transmitted through the polymer waveguide. The pump is attenuated by a factor of about 700 with a filter. The input peak powers of the pump and Stokes pulses are 300 and 12 kW , respectively. The central wavelength of the pump increases from bottom to top. The input spectrum of the Stokes pulse remains unchanged in all the measurements. (d) The spectrum of the Stokes field at the output of the polymer waveguide measured for τ d = 0 (solid curve) and τ d = 300 fs (dashed curve). Other parameters are as in Fig. 1c. The waveguide length is 5 cm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The spectrum of a two-color pump–Stokes field transmitted through the 5 cm polymer waveguide. The input pump and Stokes spectra are shown by the dashed curves. The input peak powers of the pump and Stokes pulses are 300 and 120 kW , respectively. The inset shows the input spectra of the pump and Stokes fields (dashed curve) and the spectrum measured at the output of the polymer waveguide (solid curve) on the linear scale.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity of the first anti-Stokes component as a function of the pump (filled circles for experimental data, the dashed curve for theory) and Stokes (open circles for experimental data, the dashed–dotted curve for theory) intensities. Experimental results are presented by open and filled circles. The dashed and dashed–dotted curves show the I p 2 and I s theoretical fits for the experimental data. The inset shows results of calculations for individual pulses from pulse trains corresponding to the experimental spectrum in Fig. 2 (solid curve) and calculations for a polymer waveguide with l w = 5 cm (open circles) with a flat spectral phase.

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