Stimulated Raman scattering of a XeCl laser at 308 nm in a high-pressure H2 cell shows high conversion into first Stokes (S1) because of an unexpected holdoff of the second Stokes (S2) component. Specifically, a photon efficiency of 88% is obtained into S1. Comparison with a plane-wave model indicates that a theory including a spatially nonuniform gain and higher-order mode generation may be necessary to understand the holdoff of the S2 growth.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984
J. L. Carlsten, J. M. Telle, and R. G. Wenzel, "Efficient stimulated Raman scattering due to absence of second Stokes growth," Opt. Lett. 9, 353-355 (1984)