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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: 2055–2063

Theory of a far-off resonance mode-locked Raman laser in H 2 with high finesse cavity enhancement

Yihan Xiong, Sytil Murphy, J. L. Carlsten, and Kevin Repasky  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2055-2063 (2007)

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We present a theory for far-off resonance mode-locked Raman lasers in H 2 with high finesse cavity enhancement. The theoretical derivation for the mode-locked Raman laser is based on a time-dependent continuous-wave (cw) Raman theory. Numerically calculated results, including the Stokes threshold and intracavity fields’s amplitude and phase evolution are discussed in three different regimes depending on the relations between the coherence dephasing rate γ 31 and the repetition rate Ω of the mode-locked pump laser. The threshold results from the mode-locked pump cases are compared with the cw, single-mode pump field case.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2007
Published: July 20, 2007

Yihan Xiong, Sytil Murphy, J. L. Carlsten, and Kevin Repasky, "Theory of a far-off resonance mode-locked Raman laser in H2 with high finesse cavity enhancement," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2055-2063 (2007)

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