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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 353–355

Efficient stimulated Raman scattering due to absence of second Stokes growth

J. L. Carlsten, J. M. Telle, and R. G. Wenzel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 353-355 (1984)

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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)

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