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  • Vol. 81, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 61–64

A stimulated-Raman-scattering solid-state laser that radiates the second Stokes component as a master oscillator for a system of amplifiers based on atomic iodine

V. I. Annenkov, S. G. Garanin, N. A. Kalmykov, P. S. Ivanov, I. V. Mochalov, A. V. Sandulenko, and S. V. Sandyga  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 81, Issue 2, pp. 61-64 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOT.81.000061


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Abstract

Various ways to create a master radiator at wavelength 1.315 μm are considered, and its optimum construction layout is chosen, based on obtaining efficient emission of the second Stokes component in a stimulated-Raman-scattering solid-state laser. An analysis is given of active crystals, and two solid-state pairs are proposed: laser crystal Gd3Ga5O12:Nd+a crystal of KY(WO4)2, and laser crystal LaF3:Nd+a crystal of KGd(WO4)2. A version of the layout with reduced losses is considered, based on Stokes components with simultaneous suppression of parasitic inversion dumping at a neodymium transition in the 1.3-μm region. The laser signal is amplified in a preamplifier stage based on iodine vapor, the gain was 150, and an output energy up to 60 mJ is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2013
Published: March 21, 2014

Citation
V. I. Annenkov, S. G. Garanin, N. A. Kalmykov, P. S. Ivanov, I. V. Mochalov, A. V. Sandulenko, and S. V. Sandyga, "A stimulated-Raman-scattering solid-state laser that radiates the second Stokes component as a master oscillator for a system of amplifiers based on atomic iodine," J. Opt. Technol. 81, 61-64 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jot/abstract.cfm?URI=jot-81-2-61

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