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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11530–11536

Study of relaxation oscillations in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers

Jipeng Lin, Helen M. Pask, Andrew J. Lee, and David J. Spence  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11530-11536 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.011530


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Abstract

We study the relaxation oscillations in a continuous-wave intracavity Raman laser both theoretically and experimentally. Analytic expressions for the relaxation oscillation frequency are derived from the rate-equations and are validated by experiments. We show that some important experimental parameters such as the effective Raman gain coefficient and intracavity Stokes loss can be determined simply by measuring the relaxation oscillation frequency versus pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(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: March 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2010
Published: May 17, 2010

Citation
Jipeng Lin, Helen M. Pask, Andrew J. Lee, and David J. Spence, "Study of relaxation oscillations in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers," Opt. Express 18, 11530-11536 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-11-11530


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