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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 426–428

High-conversion-efficiency, diode-pumped continuous-wave Raman laser

Lei S. Meng, Peter A. Roos, Kevin S. Repasky, and John L. Carlsten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 426-428 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000426


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Abstract

We demonstrate a diode-pumped cw Raman laser in H<sub>2</sub> with photon-conversion efficiency of (66±8)%. Pumped by an injection-locked diode laser at 792 nm, the Stokes laser produces a peak output power of ~16mW at 1180 nm. Accompanying the high Stokes power are deviations from the existing theory, which are believed to be caused by the thermal-lensing effect of the Raman gas.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

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Lei S. Meng, Peter A. Roos, Kevin S. Repasky, and John L. Carlsten, "High-conversion-efficiency, diode-pumped continuous-wave Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 26, 426-428 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-7-426


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