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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 930–932

Highly efficient, resonant Raman molecular iodine laser

Jason K. Brasseur, Thomas L. Henshaw, David K. Neumann, Russell F. Teehan, and R. J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 930-932 (2002)

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A highly efficient 1.3-µm molecular iodine Raman laser is demonstrated. Multiwavelength output powers of 600 mW and photon-conversion efficiencies of 78% are demonstrated for a 532-nm pump source. Single-wavelength output powers of 480 mW and photon-conversion efficiencies of 67% are also realized. A simple thermal lensing model is used to optimize the pump and Stokes mode sizes.

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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

Jason K. Brasseur, Thomas L. Henshaw, David K. Neumann, Russell F. Teehan, and R. J. Knize, "Highly efficient, resonant Raman molecular iodine laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 930-932 (2002)

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