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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 235–237

Side-pumped crystalline Raman laser

Richard P. Mildren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 235-237 (2011)

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A crystalline Raman laser is pumped at 90 ° to the Raman laser axis by a single pass from a line-focused 532 nm pump laser of pulse duration 10 ns . The Raman laser threshold was 6.1 mJ , and at 12 mJ pump energy, a maximum output energy of 2.7 mJ was obtained with a slope efficiency of 46%. The threshold pump intensity is within a factor of 2 of the same device when end-pumped. The results highlight significant potential for coherent beam conversion and combination with enhanced degrees of flexibility and increased power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2010
Published: January 12, 2011

Richard P. Mildren, "Side-pumped crystalline Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 235-237 (2011)

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