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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1127–1129

Compact and portable multiline UV and visible Raman lasers in hydrogen-filled HC-PCF

Y. Y. Wang, F. Couny, P. S. Light, B. J. Mangan, and F. Benabid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1127-1129 (2010)

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We report on the realization of compact UV visible multiline Raman lasers based on two types of hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The first, with a large pitch Kagome lattice structure, offers a broad spectral coverage from near IR through to the much sought after yellow, deep-blue and UV, whereas the other, based on photonic bandgap guidance, presents a pump conversion concentrated in the visible region. The high Raman efficiency achieved through these fibers allows for compact, portable diode-pumped solid-state lasers to be used as pumps. Each discrete component of this laser system exhibits a spectral density several orders of magnitude larger than what is achieved with supercontinuum sources and a narrow linewidth, making it an ideal candidate for forensics and biomedical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2010
Published: April 5, 2010

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Y. Y. Wang, F. Couny, P. S. Light, B. J. Mangan, and F. Benabid, "Compact and portable multiline UV and visible Raman lasers in hydrogen-filled HC-PCF," Opt. Lett. 35, 1127-1129 (2010)

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