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Prof. Lisyansky's paper

“ Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ”
- Oscar Wilde
May 08, '19
Prof. Lisyansky has published the article entitled “Enhancement of the Raman effect by infrared pumping,” in Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 153905 (2019).

In this article,  we proposed a method that engenders coherent Raman scattering and enhances both Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman scattering from an ensemble of molecules by four orders of magnitude compared to incoherent Raman scattering by illuminating the sample with a coherent IR light at the half-frequency of the Stokes shift. The method produces coherent Stokes and anti-Stokes signals which amplitudes are about the same. Unlike coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS), this method allows for measuring both Stokes and anti-Stokes signals  and eliminates drawbacks of CARS such as the energy transition between the laser beams that leads to signal suppression and limits the sensitivity.