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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2465–2471

Nonforward stimulated Raman scattering from a phase-modulated pump beam

David Eimerl  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2465-2471 (2007)

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I present a new treatment of the theory of nonforward stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in the field of a phase-modulated pump, where the pump phase modulation is an arbitrary function of time. The theory is accurate enough to determine the performance limitations on laser systems where SRS is a potentially controlling parasitic. Calculations are described for the Sr 5 ( PO 4 ) 3 F amplifier medium where the laser beam has a pure rf modulation typical of those attainable in the laboratory. The predictions of this theory are compared with the D’yakov approximation for SRS in the field of a laser beam whose phase is Gaussian noise.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2007
Published: August 29, 2007

David Eimerl, "Nonforward stimulated Raman scattering from a phase-modulated pump beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2465-2471 (2007)

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