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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2994–2996

Continuous-wave diamond Raman laser

Walter Lubeigt, Gerald M. Bonner, Jennifer E. Hastie, Martin D. Dawson, David Burns, and Alan J. Kemp  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 17, pp. 2994-2996 (2010)

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Continuous-wave operation of a diamond Raman laser is demonstrated. Low-birefringence synthetic single-crystal diamond is used and is intracavity pumped by a Nd : YVO 4 laser. A cw output power of 200 mW is achieved at the Raman wavelength ( 1240 nm ), and 1.6 W of on-time output power is obtained in quasi-cw mode. Losses in the diamond ( 1 % per pass) and thermal effects in the Nd : YVO 4 limit the efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2010
Published: August 27, 2010

Walter Lubeigt, Gerald M. Bonner, Jennifer E. Hastie, Martin D. Dawson, David Burns, and Alan J. Kemp, "Continuous-wave diamond Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 2994-2996 (2010)

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