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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2450–2458

Stokes pulse energy of Q-switched lasers with intracavity Raman conversion

Yurii V. Loiko, Alexander A. Demidovich, Vladimir V. Burakevich, and Alexander P. Voitovich  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2450-2458 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.002450


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Abstract

We derive the analytical expressions for the output Stokes pulse energy extracted from Q-switched lasers with intracavity Raman conversion. It has been shown that the problem of Stokes-pulse-energy optimization in Q-switched lasers is closely related to the optimization of intracavity photon-number density at a fundamental frequency in such lasers without the intracavity Raman conversion, although it has been found that at fixed laser parameters there is an optimum value of the cavity-mirror reflectivity at a Stokes frequency that maximizes the output Stokes pulse energy. These results have been applied for the Stokes-pulse-energy optimization of microchip solid-state lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Citation
Yurii V. Loiko, Alexander A. Demidovich, Vladimir V. Burakevich, and Alexander P. Voitovich, "Stokes pulse energy of Q-switched lasers with intracavity Raman conversion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2450-2458 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-11-2450


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