Stimulated Thermal Scattering Induced by Two-Photon Absorption and Experimental Observation of the Genuine Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in the Near-Ultraviolet Region
American Journal of Optics and Photonics
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 65-79
Received: Jul. 21, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 5, 2015; Published: Aug. 12, 2015
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Vladimir Boris Karpov, Coherent and Nonlinear Optics Department, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
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Abstract
Part of the experimental measurements of the frequency shift and the phase-conjugation (PC) fidelity gained from previous studies of stimulated scattering (SS) of nanosecond ( ) near-ultraviolet (UV) ( ) laser pulses in liquids (hexane, heptane, and others) are found to disagree with the theory of SS, which takes into account only the linear (single-photon) light absorption. To resolve the inconsistency, SS of XeCl excimer laser radiation ( ) with the duration of in liquid hexane is investigated experimentally. A theoretical analysis of the results obtained revealed three new nonlinear optical phenomena induced by the heating due to two-photon absorption: stimulated thermal scattering (two-photon STS-2), phase mismatch for stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS), and phase self-modulation. Experimental SS spectrum contains two new lines - a previously unknown two-photon STS-2 line and a genuine SBS line newly discovered in the near-UV region
Keywords
Nonlinear Optics, Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS), Stimulated Temperature Scattering (STS), Two-Photon Heating, Near Ultraviolet Radiation, Excimer Lasers
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Vladimir Boris Karpov, Stimulated Thermal Scattering Induced by Two-Photon Absorption and Experimental Observation of the Genuine Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in the Near-Ultraviolet Region, American Journal of Optics and Photonics. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 65-79. doi: 10.11648/j.ajop.20150305.13
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