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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 602–607

Use of a continuous wave Raman fiber laser in graded-index multimode fiber for SRS beam combination

Nathan B. Terry, Kevin T. Engel, Thomas G. Alley, and Timothy H. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 602-607 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000602


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Abstract

We report using a Raman fiber laser (RFL) based on a multimode graded-index fiber as a novel method for beam combination of two continuous wave pump beams. Due to stimulated Raman scattering, the RFL generates a Stokes beam which can be up to 300% brighter than the pump beams. Up to 5.8 W of Stokes power is generated with an optical conversion efficiency of 56%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

Citation
Nathan B. Terry, Kevin T. Engel, Thomas G. Alley, and Timothy H. Russell, "Use of a continuous wave Raman fiber laser in graded-index multimode fiber for SRS beam combination," Opt. Express 15, 602-607 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-2-602


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