Phase-matched four-wave mixing and sensing of water molecules by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in large-core-area hollow photonic-crystal fibers Academic Article uri icon


  • Phase-matched four-wave mixing is demonstrated for millijoule nanosecond pulses guided by photonic bandgaps of hollow fibers with a two-dimensionally periodic cladding and a core diameter of 50 m. Raman resonances related to the stretching vibrations of water molecules inside the hollow fiber core are detected in the spectrum of the four-wave mixing signal, suggesting phase-matched coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in hollow photonic-crystal fibers as a convenient sensing technique for condensed-phase species adsorbed on the inner fiber walls and trace gas detection. 2005 Optical Society of America.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B

author list (cited authors)

  • Konorov, S. O., Fedotov, A. B., Zheltikov, A. M., & Miles, R. B.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM