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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 810–818

All-solid-state parametric Raman anti-Stokes laser at 508 nm

R. P. Mildren, D. W. Coutts, and D. J. Spence  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 810-818 (2009)

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We report a parametric anti-Stokes Raman laser using potassium gadolinium tungstate, generating output chiefly at the first anti-Stokes at 508 nm. The compact 4.5 cm long device is pumped by a Q-switched 532 nm laser and uses an off-axis Stokes resonator to provide non-collinear phase matching between the pump and the generated Stokes and anti-Stokes fields. Anti-Stokes output energies up 0.27 mJ were obtained at a conversion efficiency from the pump of 0.46%. Second- and third-order anti-Stokes lines at 486 nm and 465 nm were also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2008
Published: January 9, 2009

R. P. Mildren, D. W. Coutts, and D. J. Spence, "All-solid-state parametric Raman anti-Stokes laser at 508 nm," Opt. Express 17, 810-818 (2009)

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