Partial suppression of lasing by intense stimulated Raman scattering of ethanol in a 10−4 M Rhodamine 6G-doped ethanol droplet can be observed at high input-laser intensity when the Raman signal overlaps with the lasing spectrum. Extra stimulated emission of the Rhodamine 6G caused by stimulated Raman scattering of ethanol can saturate the Rhodamine 6G lasing gain to below threshold.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 8, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993
Alfred S. Kwok and Richard K. Chang, "Suppression of lasing by stimulated Raman scattering in microdroplets," Opt. Lett. 18, 1597-1599 (1993)