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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 21050–21059

Measurement of the Raman scattering cross section of the breathing mode in KDP and DKDP crystals

Stavros G. Demos, Rajesh N. Raman, Steven T. Yang, Raluca A. Negres, Kathleen I. Schaffers, and Mark A. Henesian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 21050-21059 (2011)

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The spontaneous Raman scattering cross sections of the main peaks (related to the A1 vibrational mode) in rapid and conventional grown potassium dihydrogen phosphate and deuterated crystals are measured at 532 nm, 355 nm, and 266 nm. The measurement involves the use of the Raman line of water centered at 3400 cm−1 as a reference to obtain relative values of the cross sections which are subsequently normalized against the known absolute value for water as a function of excitation wavelength. This measurement enables the estimation of the transverse stimulated Raman scattering gain of these nonlinear optical materials in various configurations suitable for frequency conversion and beam control in high-power, large-aperture laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2011
Published: October 7, 2011

Stavros G. Demos, Rajesh N. Raman, Steven T. Yang, Raluca A. Negres, Kathleen I. Schaffers, and Mark A. Henesian, "Measurement of the Raman scattering cross section of the breathing mode in KDP and DKDP crystals," Opt. Express 19, 21050-21059 (2011)

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