Heterodyne coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for spectral phase retrieval and signal amplification. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study interference between a local oscillator and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering signal fields by controlling their relative phase and amplitude. This control allows direct observation of the real and imaginary components of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility (chi((3))) of the sample. In addition, we demonstrate that the heterodyne method can be used to amplify the signal.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, X. i., Zhang, A., Zhi, M., Sokolov, A. V., Welch, G. R., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Xi||Zhang, Aihua||Zhi, Miaochan||Sokolov, Alexei V||Welch, George R||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • March 2010