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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 367–369

Continuous-wave Raman laser in H2

J. K. Brasseur, K. S. Repasky, and J. L. Carlsten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 367-369 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000367


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Abstract

Recent developments in high-finesse cavities now make broadly tunable, continuous-wave Raman lasers possible. The design and preliminary characterization of what is to the authors’ knowledge the first continuous-wave Raman laser in H<sub>2</sub> are presented. The threshold is currently at 2 mW of pump, making diode laser pumping possible. The maximum photon conversion efficiency observed was 35% at 7.6 mW of pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

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J. K. Brasseur, K. S. Repasky, and J. L. Carlsten, "Continuous-wave Raman laser in H2," Opt. Lett. 23, 367-369 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-5-367


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