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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 5980–5986

Frequency doubling of a broadband Raman fiber laser to 655 nm

S. I. Kablukov, S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. V. Denisov, and D. S. Kharenko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 5980-5986 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005980


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Abstract

655 nm laser radiation with power of >60 mW is generated by frequency doubling of a broadband randomly-polarized 1.31-μm Raman fiber laser (RFL). The red power appears to grow linearly with increasing RFL power up to 7 W at efficiency comparable with that for single-frequency lasers. It has been shown that multiple sum-frequency mixing processes involving different RFL modes provide the main contribution to the output, which is enhanced by 2 times due to the modes stochasticity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2009
Published: March 30, 2009

Citation
S. I. Kablukov, S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. V. Denisov, and D. S. Kharenko, "Frequency doubling of a broadband Raman fiber laser to 655 nm," Opt. Express 17, 5980-5986 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-5980


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