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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22928–22936

A high-power tunable Raman fiber ring laser for the investigation of singlet oxygen production from direct laser excitation around 1270 nm

Francois Anquez, Emmanuel Courtade, Aude Sivéry, Pierre Suret, and Stéphane Randoux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22928-22936 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022928


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Abstract

We report on the development of a tunable Raman fiber ring laser especially designed for the investigation of the 3 Σ g 1 Δ g transition of molecular oxygen. Singlet oxygen (1Δg) is a reactive species of importance in the fields of biology, photochemistry, and phototherapy. Tunability of the Raman fiber ring laser is achieved without the use of an intracavity tunable bandpass filter and the laser thus achieves a slope efficiency only obtained up to now in Perot-Fabry cavities. A measurement of the action spectrum of a singlet oxygen trap is made in air-saturated ethanol and acetone to demonstrate the practical application of the tunable Raman fiber ring laser for the investigation of the 3 Σ g 1 Δ g transition of molecular oxygen.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2010
Published: October 14, 2010

Citation
Francois Anquez, Emmanuel Courtade, Aude Sivéry, Pierre Suret, and Stéphane Randoux, "A high-power tunable Raman fiber ring laser for the investigation of singlet oxygen production from direct laser excitation around 1270 nm," Opt. Express 18, 22928-22936 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-22928


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