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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10120–10128

Theoretical and experimental research on the multi-frequency Raman converter with KGd(WO4)2 crystal

Shuanghong Ding, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Fufang Su, Shutao Li, Shuzhen Fan, Zhaojun Liu, Jun Chang, Sasa Zhang, Shumei Wang, and Yuru Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10120-10128 (2005)

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An efficient multi-frequency extracavity Raman laser for nanosecond pulses was realized by taking advantage of the anisotropic optical property of the KGd(WO4)2 crystal. The conversion efficiencies of the converter were investigated versus the pump pulse energy, pump polarization, and output coupling rate experimentally and theoretically. Based on the coupled radiation transfer equations, a theoretical model was deduced to predict the performance of solid-state extracavity Raman lasers. This model was solved numerically to analyze the operation of the extracavity Raman laser with the KGd(WO4)2 crystal, and the numerical results had a good agreement with the experimental ones.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

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Shuanghong Ding, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Fufang Su, Shutao Li, Shuzhen Fan, Zhaojun Liu, Jun Chang, Sasa Zhang, Shumei Wang, and Yuru Liu, "Theoretical and experimental research on the multi-frequency Raman converter with KGd(WO4)2 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 10120-10128 (2005)

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