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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 177–179

Raman gain measurement in solid parahydrogen

M. Katsuragawa and K. Hakuta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 177-179 (2000)

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We report a steady-state Raman gain measurement of the Q1(0) transition (v = 1 ← 0, J = 0 ← 0) in solid parahydrogen. We carry out measurements by pumping with a continuous-wave frequency-doubled YAG laser at 532 nm and observing the direct amplification of a probe-laser beam for the first Stokes transition at 683 nm. A large single-pass amplification coefficient of 2.3 ± 0.2 is obtained at a pump intensity of 46 kW/cm2, with an interaction length of 1 cm, giving a steady-state Raman gain coefficient of 18 ± 3 cm/MW.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.3700) Scattering : Linewidth
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

M. Katsuragawa and K. Hakuta, "Raman gain measurement in solid parahydrogen," Opt. Lett. 25, 177-179 (2000)

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