Abstract

The effects of pump-beam temporal structure in a Raman amplifier were studied by using a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser. The experiment demonstrated that the Stokes wave becomes correlated with the pump as it is amplified. This leads to the result that, in general, the amplified Stokes wave is not coherent with the incident Stokes wave. The implications of this result for multiple-beam Raman amplifiers are discussed.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  6. K. J. Druhl, “Limitations on Stokes beam coherence for broadband pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P14 (1985).

1985 (2)

J. R. Ackerhalt, N. A. Kurnit, “Phase pulling effects in Raman amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

K. J. Druhl, “Limitations on Stokes beam coherence for broadband pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P14 (1985).

1980 (2)

E. A. Stappaerts, W. H. Long, H. Komine, “Gain enhancement in Raman amplifiers with broadband pumping,” Opt. Lett. 5, 4 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Eggleston, R. L. Byer, “Steady-state stimulated Raman scattering by a multimode laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 850 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979 (2)

H. Komine, E. A. Stappaerts, “Efficient higher-Stokes-order Raman conversion in molecular gases,” Opt. Lett. 4, 358 (1979).
[CrossRef]

M. G. Raymer, J. Mostowski, J. L. Carlsten, “Theory of stimulated Raman scattering with broadband lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 19, 2304 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Ackerhalt, J. R.

J. R. Ackerhalt, N. A. Kurnit, “Phase pulling effects in Raman amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

Byer, R. L.

J. Eggleston, R. L. Byer, “Steady-state stimulated Raman scattering by a multimode laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 850 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Carlsten, J. L.

M. G. Raymer, J. Mostowski, J. L. Carlsten, “Theory of stimulated Raman scattering with broadband lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 19, 2304 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Druhl, K. J.

K. J. Druhl, “Limitations on Stokes beam coherence for broadband pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P14 (1985).

Eggleston, J.

J. Eggleston, R. L. Byer, “Steady-state stimulated Raman scattering by a multimode laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 850 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Komine, H.

E. A. Stappaerts, W. H. Long, H. Komine, “Gain enhancement in Raman amplifiers with broadband pumping,” Opt. Lett. 5, 4 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Komine, E. A. Stappaerts, “Efficient higher-Stokes-order Raman conversion in molecular gases,” Opt. Lett. 4, 358 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Kurnit, N. A.

J. R. Ackerhalt, N. A. Kurnit, “Phase pulling effects in Raman amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

Long, W. H.

Mostowski, J.

M. G. Raymer, J. Mostowski, J. L. Carlsten, “Theory of stimulated Raman scattering with broadband lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 19, 2304 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Raymer, M. G.

M. G. Raymer, J. Mostowski, J. L. Carlsten, “Theory of stimulated Raman scattering with broadband lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 19, 2304 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Stappaerts, E. A.

E. A. Stappaerts, W. H. Long, H. Komine, “Gain enhancement in Raman amplifiers with broadband pumping,” Opt. Lett. 5, 4 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Komine, E. A. Stappaerts, “Efficient higher-Stokes-order Raman conversion in molecular gases,” Opt. Lett. 4, 358 (1979).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Eggleston, R. L. Byer, “Steady-state stimulated Raman scattering by a multimode laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 850 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

J. R. Ackerhalt, N. A. Kurnit, “Phase pulling effects in Raman amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

K. J. Druhl, “Limitations on Stokes beam coherence for broadband pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P14 (1985).

Opt. Lett. (2)

E. A. Stappaerts, W. H. Long, H. Komine, “Gain enhancement in Raman amplifiers with broadband pumping,” Opt. Lett. 5, 4 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Komine, E. A. Stappaerts, “Efficient higher-Stokes-order Raman conversion in molecular gases,” Opt. Lett. 4, 358 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

M. G. Raymer, J. Mostowski, J. L. Carlsten, “Theory of stimulated Raman scattering with broadband lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 19, 2304 (1979).
[CrossRef]

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