High-harmonic-driven inverse Raman scattering. Academic Article uri icon


  • Spectral analysis of high-order harmonics generated by ultrashort mid-infrared pulses in molecular nitrogen reveals well-resolved signatures of inverse Raman scattering, showing up near the frequencies of prominent vibrational transitions of nitrogen molecules. When tuned on a resonance with the v'=0v''=0 pathway within the B3gC3u second positive system of molecular nitrogen, the eleventh harmonic of a 3.9 m, 80 fs driver is shown to acquire a distinctive antisymmetric spectral profile with red-shifted bright and blue-shifted dark features as indicators of stimulated Raman gain and loss. This high-harmonic setting extends the inverse Raman effect to a vast class of strong-field light-matter interaction scenarios.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Mitrofanov, A. V., Rozhko, M. V., Voronin, A. A., Sidorov-Biryukov, D. A., Fedotov, A. B., & Zheltikov, A. M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Mitrofanov, AV||Rozhko, MV||Voronin, AA||Sidorov-Biryukov, DA||Fedotov, AB||Zheltikov, AM

publication date

  • July 2021