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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3248–3253

Modeling of a mid-IR chalcogenide fiber Raman laser

P. A. Thielen, L. B. Shaw, J. S. Sanghera, and I. D. Aggarwal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3248-3253 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.003248


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Abstract

A computer model using a finite element technique was written to model the behavior of a chalcogenide fiber Raman laser. The model demonstrates the feasibility of a middle infrared fiber Raman laser pumped at 5.59-µm by a carbon monoxide laser and operating at a wavelength of 6.46-µm. This wavelength may be of interest in surgical applications since it corresponds to the amide II absorption. Calculations show slope efficiencies can approach 80% with moderate threshold powers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Citation
P. Thielen, L. Shaw, J. Sanghera, and I. Aggarwal, "Modeling of a mid-IR chalcogenide fiber Raman laser," Opt. Express 11, 3248-3253 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-24-3248


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