Ultrafast-Laser-Induced Backward Stimulated Raman Scattering for Tracing Atmospheric Gases
1 Photonics Institute Vienna University of Technology Gusshausstrasse 27-387, A-1040, Vienna, Austria
2 Light Conversion Ltd, P/O Box 1485, Sauletekio Avenue 10, LT-10223, Lithuania
3 Physics Department, International Laser Center, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, 77843-4242, USA
5 IFN-CNR, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci, 32, 20133, Milano, Italy
By combining tunable broadband pulse generation with nonlinear spectral compression, we demonstrate a prototype scheme for highly selective coherent standoff sensing of air molecules and discuss its coupling to the recently demonstrated backward atmospheric lasing.
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