Coherent Raman Generation Controlled by Wavefront Shaping. Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the possibility of tailoring coherent Raman generated spectra via adaptive wavefront optimization. Our technique combines a spatial light modulator and a spectrometer providing a feedback loop. The algorithm is capable of controlling the Raman generation, producing broader spectra and an improved overall efficiency, and increasing the intensity of high-order sidebands. Moreover, by wavefront optimization we can extend the generated spectra towards the blue spectral region and increase the total power of generated sidebands. Mutual coherence and equal frequency separation of the multiple Raman sidebands are of interest for the synthesis of ultrashort light pulses with the total spectral bandwidth extending over ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared wavelengths.

published proceedings

  • Sci Rep

author list (cited authors)

  • Shutova, M., Shutov, A. D., Zhdanova, A. A., Thompson, J. V., & Sokolov, A. V.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Shutova, Mariia||Shutov, Anton D||Zhdanova, Alexandra A||Thompson, Jonathan V||Sokolov, Alexei V

publication date

  • February 2019