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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2003
  • pp: 426–428

Highly efficient 1.3-μm second-Stokes PbWO 4 Raman laser

Gad M. A. Gad, Hans J. Eichler, and Alexander A. Kaminskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 426-428 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000426


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Abstract

A second-Stokes Raman laser based on PbWO4 with a 1.316-μm wavelength pumped by an ≈120-ps Nd:YAG laser at 1.06415μm scattered at 901 cm-1 phonon was developed. High-reflection mirrors for the Stokes wavelength were used. The maximum output energy was 0.85 mJ.The conversion efficiency increased with crystal length of 40–100 mm up to 30%. The spatial beam profile was smooth, and the Raman laser emission lasted for ~18 ns . New stimulated Raman scattering lines from a phonon at 323 cm-1 were observed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

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Gad M. A. Gad, Hans J. Eichler, and Alexander A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient 1.3-μm second-Stokes PbWO 4 Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 426-428 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-6-426


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