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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1350–1352

Enhancement of Stokes conversion by diode-laser injection in a para-H2 Raman laser

Masayuki Uchida, Keigo Nagasaka, and Hideo Tashiro  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 1350-1352 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.001350


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Abstract

The injection effect of weak Stokes seed radiation is demonstrated in a para-H2 Raman laser. Injected radiation from a PbSnTe diode laser as low as several microwatts resulted in an enhancement of 4 orders of magnitude in the output Stokes energy and a reduction in the pumping threshold energy of 22%. Characteristics of the injection are investigated as functions of the pumping energy, the Stokes seed frequency, and the polarization.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 1989
Published: December 15, 1989

Citation
Masayuki Uchida, Keigo Nagasaka, and Hideo Tashiro, "Enhancement of Stokes conversion by diode-laser injection in a para-H2 Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 1350-1352 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-24-1350


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