Abstract

We report evidence of beam cleanup during stimulated Raman scattering in silicon. An amplified near-diffraction-limited Stokes beam is obtained from a severely aberrated pump beam.

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2007 (1)

1999 (2)

B. C. Rodgers, T. H. Russell, and W. B. Roh, “Laser beam combining and cleanup by stimulated Brillouin scattering in a multimode optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 24(16), 1124–1126 (1999).
[Crossref]

J. T. Murray, W. L. Austin, and R. C. Powell, “Intracavity Raman conversion and Raman beam cleanup,” Opt. Mater. 11(4), 353–371 (1999).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

1986 (4)

1985 (2)

R. S. F. Chang, R. H. Lehmberg, M. T. Duignan, and N. Djeu, “Raman Beam Cleanup of a Severely Aberrated Pump Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(5), 477–487 (1985).
[Crossref]

A. E. T. Chiou and P. Yeh, “Beam cleanup using photorefractive two-wave mixing,” Opt. Lett. 10(12), 621–623 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Austin, W. L.

J. T. Murray, W. L. Austin, and R. C. Powell, “Intracavity Raman conversion and Raman beam cleanup,” Opt. Mater. 11(4), 353–371 (1999).
[Crossref]

Borlaug, D.

Brosnan, S. J.

Calame, G.

Chang, R. S. F.

J. Reintjes, R. H. Lehmberg, R. S. F. Chang, M. T. Duignan, and G. Calame, “Beam cleanup with stimulated Raman scattering in the intensity-averaging regime,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(10), 1408–1427 (1986).
[Crossref]

R. S. F. Chang, R. H. Lehmberg, M. T. Duignan, and N. Djeu, “Raman Beam Cleanup of a Severely Aberrated Pump Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(5), 477–487 (1985).
[Crossref]

Chiou, A. E.

Chiou, A. E. T.

Djeu, N.

R. S. F. Chang, R. H. Lehmberg, M. T. Duignan, and N. Djeu, “Raman Beam Cleanup of a Severely Aberrated Pump Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(5), 477–487 (1985).
[Crossref]

Duignan, M. T.

J. Reintjes, R. H. Lehmberg, R. S. F. Chang, M. T. Duignan, and G. Calame, “Beam cleanup with stimulated Raman scattering in the intensity-averaging regime,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(10), 1408–1427 (1986).
[Crossref]

R. S. F. Chang, R. H. Lehmberg, M. T. Duignan, and N. Djeu, “Raman Beam Cleanup of a Severely Aberrated Pump Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(5), 477–487 (1985).
[Crossref]

Fischer, B.

Jalali, B.

Komine, H.

Lehmberg, R. H.

J. Reintjes, R. H. Lehmberg, R. S. F. Chang, M. T. Duignan, and G. Calame, “Beam cleanup with stimulated Raman scattering in the intensity-averaging regime,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(10), 1408–1427 (1986).
[Crossref]

R. S. F. Chang, R. H. Lehmberg, M. T. Duignan, and N. Djeu, “Raman Beam Cleanup of a Severely Aberrated Pump Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(5), 477–487 (1985).
[Crossref]

Long, W. H.

Murray, J. T.

J. T. Murray, W. L. Austin, and R. C. Powell, “Intracavity Raman conversion and Raman beam cleanup,” Opt. Mater. 11(4), 353–371 (1999).
[Crossref]

Powell, R. C.

J. T. Murray, W. L. Austin, and R. C. Powell, “Intracavity Raman conversion and Raman beam cleanup,” Opt. Mater. 11(4), 353–371 (1999).
[Crossref]

Raghunathan, V.

Reintjes, J.

Rice, R. R.

Rodgers, B. C.

Roh, W. B.

Russell, T. H.

Segev, M.

Stappaerts, E. A.

Sternklar, S.

van den Heuvel, J. C.

Weiss, S.

Yeh, P.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. S. F. Chang, R. H. Lehmberg, M. T. Duignan, and N. Djeu, “Raman Beam Cleanup of a Severely Aberrated Pump Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(5), 477–487 (1985).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Mater. (1)

J. T. Murray, W. L. Austin, and R. C. Powell, “Intracavity Raman conversion and Raman beam cleanup,” Opt. Mater. 11(4), 353–371 (1999).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

A. E. Siegman, “How to (Maybe) Measure Laser Beam Quality,” OSA TOPS (1998).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Beam cross sections measured as the beam propagates in the axial z-direction. The data yields M2 = 28.6 for the pump beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The unamplified Stokes M2 parameter increases by 1.6 after seven dichroic filters. The unfiltered signal, shown above, is measured at the location of the silicon sample; the unamplified filtered beam is measured after the filters without the silicon sample in place (see Fig. 1).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Amplified Stokes beam cross sections as the beam propagates in the axial z-direction. The data yields M2 = 3.4. After accounting for an M2 contribution of 1.6 by the dichroic filters, the true M2 value for the amplified Stokes beam is estimated to be 1.8, compared to an M2 of 28.6 for the pump.

Equations (1)

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M x 2 = 4 π σ x ( z = 0 ) σ x ( z > > z r ) z λ , σ x 2 = ( x x 0 ) 2 I ( x , y = 0 , z ) d x I ( x , y = 0 , z ) d x .

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