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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5289–5294

Multi-wavelength, all-solid-state, continuous wave mode locked picosecond Raman laser

Eduardo Granados, Helen M. Pask, Elric Esposito, Gail McConnell, and David J. Spence  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5289-5294 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005289


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Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of a cascaded continuous wave (CW) mode-locked Raman oscillator. The output pulses were compressed from 28 ps at 532 nm down to 6.5 ps at 559 nm (first Stokes) and 5.5 ps at 589 nm (second Stokes). The maximum output was 2.5 W at 559 nm and 1.4 W at 589 nm with slope efficiencies up to 52%. This technique allows simple and efficient generation of short-pulse radiation to the cascaded Stokes wavelengths, extending the mode-locked operation of Raman lasers to a wider range of visible wavelengths between 500 – 650 nm based on standard inexpensive picosecond Nd:YAG oscillators.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Eduardo Granados, Helen M. Pask, Elric Esposito, Gail McConnell, and David J. Spence, "Multi-wavelength, all-solid-state, continuous wave mode locked picosecond Raman laser," Opt. Express 18, 5289-5294 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-5289


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