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Transverse effects in multifrequency Raman generation

Syed, KS, Mcdonald, GS and New, GHC 2000, 'Transverse effects in multifrequency Raman generation' , Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics (JOSA B), 17 (8) , pp. 1366-1375.

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    Abstract

    The theory of ultrabroadband multifrequency Raman generation is extended, for the first time, to allow for beam-propagation effects in one and two transverse dimensions. We show that a complex transverse structure develops even when diffraction is neglected. In the general case, we examine how the ultrabroadband multifrequency Raman generation process is affected by the intensity, phase quality, and width of the input beams, and by the length of the Raman medium. The evolution of power spectra, intensity profiles, and global characteristics of the multifrequency beams are investigated and explained. In the two-dimensional transverse case, bandwidths comparable to the optical carrier frequency, spanning the whole visible spectrum and beyond, are still achievable.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Energy
    Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics (JOSA B)
    Publisher: Optical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0740-3224
    Depositing User: GS McDonald
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 12:04
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:14
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18334

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