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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1229–1232

Frequency tuning characteristics of a continuous-wave Raman laser in H2

Jason K. Brasseur, Peter A. Roos, Lei S. Meng, and John L. Carlsten  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 1229-1232 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001229


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Abstract

In light of possible spectroscopic applications, we examine the continuous frequency tuning characteristics of a nonresonant continuous-wave Raman laser in H2. We demonstrate a continuous tuning range for the Raman-shifted Stokes output of roughly 2.5 GHz, which is limited by spatial mode hops. Nearly constant output power across this range is predicted and observed by pumping the Raman laser cavity near four times threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

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Jason K. Brasseur, Peter A. Roos, Lei S. Meng, and John L. Carlsten, "Frequency tuning characteristics of a continuous-wave Raman laser in H2," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1229-1232 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-7-1229


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References

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  6. All the fits used the following parameters: λp(s)=532nm (683 nm), α=2.95×10−9 cm/W, 7 Rp(f)=Rp(b)= 0.99979, Rs(f)=Rs(b)=0.99977, Tp(f)=156ppm, Ts= 163 ppm, 8 l=7.68cm, b=18cm, Raman linewidth, Γ, is 610 MHz (FWHM), and the radius of curvature of the mirrors is 25 cm.
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  12. Effects such as dispersion and medium heating are ignored in this treatment. See P. A. Roos, J. K. Brasseur, and J. L. Carlsten, “Intensity-dependent refractive index in a nonresonant cw Raman laser that is due to thermal heating of the Raman-active gas,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 758–763 (2000). [CrossRef]
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