We report record Stokes conversion efficiency and output power for a nanosecond pumped Raman laser. Using KGd(WO4)2 in an external cavity Raman laser configuration, we obtained 64% conversion efficiency of a 2.3W 532nm pump laser.
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R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, and J. A. Piper, " High-Efficiency Raman Converter Generating 1.5W of Red-Orange Output," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MC3.