Stimulated Raman scattering in liquid hydrogen droplet

S. Uetake, M. Katsuragawa, M. Suzuki, K. Hakuta

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The stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in the liquid hydrogen droplet was studied to investigate the nonlinear optical processes in a droplet that has rotational and vibrational internal freedom. The liquid hydrogen droplet can readily result in a huge cavity Q-value of 109 and that the SRS in the droplet proceeds not only for vibrational transitions but also for vibrational-rotational and pure-rotational transitions as in the gas phase. The obtained high Q-value are due to: the transparency of the liquid hydrogen up to VUV region which results in extremely low absorption loss in the visible region; and the impurity free condition due to the low temperature circumstance in which all impurities other than helium and neon should be frozen.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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