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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2000
  • pp: 3746–3753

Consideration of stimulated Raman scattering in Yb:Sr5(PO4)3F laser amplifiers

Andy J. Bayramian, Camille Bibeau, Raymond J. Beach, Christopher D. Marshall, and Stephen A. Payne  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 21, pp. 3746-3753 (2000)

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The stimulated Raman-scattering (SRS) gain coefficient has been measured quantitatively for the first time to our knowledge in Yb:Sr5(PO4)3F to be 1.23 ± 0.12 cm/GW at 1053 nm. These data, along with surface and bulk losses, feedback that is due to surface reflections, gain saturation, and bandwidth, have been applied to a quantitative model that predicts the effects of SRS within a laser amplifier system where the laser gain media show SRS gain. Limitations and impact to the laser amplifier performance are discussed, along with possible techniques to reduce SRS loss.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

Original Manuscript: January 19, 2000
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2000
Published: July 20, 2000

Andy J. Bayramian, Camille Bibeau, Raymond J. Beach, Christopher D. Marshall, and Stephen A. Payne, "Consideration of stimulated Raman scattering in Yb:Sr5(PO4)3F laser amplifiers," Appl. Opt. 39, 3746-3753 (2000)

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