Vibrational phase imaging by stimulated Raman scattering via polarization-division interferometry

Type
Article

Authors
Valensise, Carlo M.
Kumar, Vikas
De la Cadena, Alejandro
De Silvestri, Sandro
Cerullo, Giulio
Polli, Dario

KAUST Grant Number
OSR-2016-CRG5-3017-01

Date
2019-06-26

Abstract
Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) allows chemical identification of substances based on their third-order nonlinear vibrational susceptibility χ(3)(ω) . In its standard single-frequency implementation, SRS can only access the imaginary part of χ(3)(ω) . Here we introduce interferometric SRS (iSRS), which has the capability to measure both the real and the imaginary parts of the nonlinear susceptibility. With respect to a standard SRS setup, iSRS simply requires the insertion of a few optical elements in the Stokes(pump) beam pathway to generate an intrinsically phase-coherent local oscillator. While preserving the acquisition speed and the simplicity of single-frequency SRS, iSRS considerably increases its information content by providing access to the vibrational phase, which allows one to distinguish overlapping species in congested spectra and is more robust with respect to noise.

Citation
Valensise, C. M., Kumar, V., De la Cadena, A., De Silvestri, S., Cerullo, G., & Polli, D. (2019). Vibrational phase imaging by stimulated Raman scattering via polarization-division interferometry. Optics Express, 27(14), 19407. doi:10.1364/oe.27.019407

Acknowledgements
European Research Council Consolidator Grant VIBRA (ERC-2014-CoG 648615), Horizon2020 GRAPHENE Flagship (785219), and KAUST (OSR-2016-CRG5-3017-01).

Publisher
The Optical Society

Journal
Optics Express

DOI
10.1364/oe.27.019407

Additional Links
https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-27-14-19407

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