Ultrafast waveform synthesis and characterization using coherent Raman sidebands in a reflection scheme. Academic Article uri icon


  • Coherent Raman sidebands have the potential to serve as a source of single cycle pulses. We generate these sidebands by crossing two-color femtosecond laser pulses in a Raman-active crystal. We design a reflection scheme using spherical mirrors to combine coherent Raman sidebands. The sidebands and the driving pulses are refocused back to the Raman crystal and the relative spectral phases are retrieved from an interferogram based on the nonlinear Raman interaction. Furthermore, using a deformable mirror to adjust the spectral phases, we demonstrate that our setup is capable of synthesizing ultrafast waveforms using coherent Raman sidebands.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, K., Zhi, M., Hua, X., & Sokolov, A. V.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Kai||Zhi, Miaochan||Hua, Xia||Sokolov, Alexei V

publication date

  • September 2014