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Terahertz Phonons coherently couple Ultrashort Solitons inside a Cavity

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Völkel, Alexandra ; Herink, Georg:
Terahertz Phonons coherently couple Ultrashort Solitons inside a Cavity.
s.l. , 2021 . - 10 p.

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Ultrafast atomic vibrations mediate heat transport, serve as fingerprints for chemical bonds and drive phase transitions in condensed matter systems. Light pulses shorter than the atomic oscillation period can not only probe, but even stimulate and control collective excitations. In general, such interactions are performed with free-propagating pulses. Here, we demonstrate intra-cavity excitation and time-domain sampling of coherent optical phonons inside an active laser oscillator. Employing real-time spectral interferometry, we reveal that Terahertz beats of Raman-active optical phonons can bind temporal solitons to bound-states - termed "Soliton molecules" - and we resolve a coherent coupling mechanism of phonon and intra-cavity soliton motion. Concurring electronic and nuclear nonlinearities generate distinct soliton trajectories and, effectively, enhance the coherent Raman signal. As a result, we observe that the inter-soliton motion automatically performs highspeed time-domain Raman spectroscopy of the gain medium. In particular, our results pinpoint the impact of Raman-induced soliton interactions in crystalline laser media and microresonators, and offer unique perspectives towards ultrafast nonlinear phononics by exploiting the enhanced coupling of atomic motion and solitons inside a cavity.

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Item Type: Preprint, postprint
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics > Juniorprofessor Experimental Physics VIII - Ultrafast Dynamics > Juniorprofessor Experimental Physics VIII - Ultrafast Dynamics - Juniorprof. Dr. Georg Herink
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 530 Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 10:05
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/64838