Abstract

We report a synchronously-pumped femtosecond diamond Raman laser operating at 890 nm with a slope efficiency of 32%. Pumped using a mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser at 796 nm with a pulse duration of 194 fs, the bandwidth of the Stokes output was broadened to enable subsequent pulse compression to 65 fs using a prism-pair. Modelling results provide an understanding of the physical mechanisms involved in the Raman conversion of femtosecond pulses, supporting an in-depth characterization of these ultrashort pulsed lasers.

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2014 (3)

2012 (4)

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, “CVD-diamond external cavity nanosecond Raman laser operating at 1.63 µm pumped by 1.34 µm Nd:YAP laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(1), 35–38 (2012).
[Crossref]

O. Kitzler, A. McKay, and R. P. Mildren, “Continuous-wave wavelength conversion for high-power applications using an external cavity diamond Raman laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(14), 2790–2792 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (2)

D. T. Reid, J. Sun, T. P. Lamour, and T. I. Ferreiro, “Advances in ultrafast optical parametric oscillators,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(1), 8–15 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. C. Parrotta, A. J. Kemp, M. D. Dawson, and J. E. Hastie, “Tunable continuous-wave diamond Raman laser,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24165–24170 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (2)

2008 (3)

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Weitz, C. Theobald, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L’huillier, “Passively mode-locked picosecond Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091122 (2008).
[Crossref]

D. S. Chunaev, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konushkin, A. G. Papashvili, and A. Y. Karasik, “Synchronously pumped intracavity YLF–Nd–KGW picosecond Raman lasers and LiF:F–2amplifiers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(8), 589–592 (2008).
[Crossref]

2003 (1)

1988 (1)

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton Raman generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 332 (1988).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

H. A. Haus and M. Nakazawa, “Theory of the fiber Raman soliton laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4(5), 9 (1987).
[Crossref]

1976 (1)

G. I. Kachen and W. H. Lowdermilk, “Subnanosecond pulsations in forward and backward stimulated Raman scattering,” Opt. Commun. 18(1), 112 (1976).
[Crossref]

1970 (1)

R. Carman, F. Shimizu, C. Wang, and N. Bloembergen, “Theory of Stokes pulse shapes in transient stimulated Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. A 2(1), 60–72 (1970).
[Crossref]

Apanasevich, P. A.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

Basiev, T. T.

D. S. Chunaev, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konushkin, A. G. Papashvili, and A. Y. Karasik, “Synchronously pumped intracavity YLF–Nd–KGW picosecond Raman lasers and LiF:F–2amplifiers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(8), 589–592 (2008).
[Crossref]

Bloembergen, N.

R. Carman, F. Shimizu, C. Wang, and N. Bloembergen, “Theory of Stokes pulse shapes in transient stimulated Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. A 2(1), 60–72 (1970).
[Crossref]

Bonner, G. M.

Buganov, O. V.

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

Busko, D. N.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

Carman, R.

R. Carman, F. Shimizu, C. Wang, and N. Bloembergen, “Theory of Stokes pulse shapes in transient stimulated Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. A 2(1), 60–72 (1970).
[Crossref]

Chulkov, R. V.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

Chunaev, D. S.

D. S. Chunaev, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konushkin, A. G. Papashvili, and A. Y. Karasik, “Synchronously pumped intracavity YLF–Nd–KGW picosecond Raman lasers and LiF:F–2amplifiers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(8), 589–592 (2008).
[Crossref]

Coutts, D. W.

Danailov, M. B.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

Dawson, M. D.

de Matos, C. J. S.

Demidovich, A. A.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

Esposito, E.

Ferreiro, T. I.

D. T. Reid, J. Sun, T. P. Lamour, and T. I. Ferreiro, “Advances in ultrafast optical parametric oscillators,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(1), 8–15 (2011).
[Crossref]

Gomes, A. S. L.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton Raman generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 332 (1988).
[Crossref]

Gouveia-Neto, A. S.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton Raman generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 332 (1988).
[Crossref]

Grabtchikov, A. S.

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

Granados, E.

Hastie, J. E.

Haus, H. A.

H. A. Haus and M. Nakazawa, “Theory of the fiber Raman soliton laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4(5), 9 (1987).
[Crossref]

Jaksch, D.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Jelínek, M.

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, “CVD-diamond external cavity nanosecond Raman laser operating at 1.63 µm pumped by 1.34 µm Nd:YAP laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(1), 35–38 (2012).
[Crossref]

Jelínková, H.

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, “CVD-diamond external cavity nanosecond Raman laser operating at 1.63 µm pumped by 1.34 µm Nd:YAP laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(1), 35–38 (2012).
[Crossref]

Kachen, G. I.

G. I. Kachen and W. H. Lowdermilk, “Subnanosecond pulsations in forward and backward stimulated Raman scattering,” Opt. Commun. 18(1), 112 (1976).
[Crossref]

Karasik, A. Y.

D. S. Chunaev, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konushkin, A. G. Papashvili, and A. Y. Karasik, “Synchronously pumped intracavity YLF–Nd–KGW picosecond Raman lasers and LiF:F–2amplifiers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(8), 589–592 (2008).
[Crossref]

Kemp, A. J.

Kitzler, O.

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, “CVD-diamond external cavity nanosecond Raman laser operating at 1.63 µm pumped by 1.34 µm Nd:YAP laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(1), 35–38 (2012).
[Crossref]

O. Kitzler, A. McKay, and R. P. Mildren, “Continuous-wave wavelength conversion for high-power applications using an external cavity diamond Raman laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(14), 2790–2792 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Konushkin, V. A.

D. S. Chunaev, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konushkin, A. G. Papashvili, and A. Y. Karasik, “Synchronously pumped intracavity YLF–Nd–KGW picosecond Raman lasers and LiF:F–2amplifiers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(8), 589–592 (2008).
[Crossref]

L’huillier, J. A.

M. Weitz, C. Theobald, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L’huillier, “Passively mode-locked picosecond Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091122 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lamour, T. P.

D. T. Reid, J. Sun, T. P. Lamour, and T. I. Ferreiro, “Advances in ultrafast optical parametric oscillators,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(1), 8–15 (2011).
[Crossref]

Lee, K. C.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lee, K. H.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lin, J.

Lorenz, V. O.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lowdermilk, W. H.

G. I. Kachen and W. H. Lowdermilk, “Subnanosecond pulsations in forward and backward stimulated Raman scattering,” Opt. Commun. 18(1), 112 (1976).
[Crossref]

Malakhov, Y. I.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

McConnell, G.

McKay, A.

Mildren, R. P.

Murtagh, M.

Nakazawa, M.

H. A. Haus and M. Nakazawa, “Theory of the fiber Raman soliton laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4(5), 9 (1987).
[Crossref]

Nemec, M.

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, “CVD-diamond external cavity nanosecond Raman laser operating at 1.63 µm pumped by 1.34 µm Nd:YAP laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(1), 35–38 (2012).
[Crossref]

Nunn, J.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Olivero, P.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Orlovich, V. A.

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

Papashvili, A. G.

D. S. Chunaev, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konushkin, A. G. Papashvili, and A. Y. Karasik, “Synchronously pumped intracavity YLF–Nd–KGW picosecond Raman lasers and LiF:F–2amplifiers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(8), 589–592 (2008).
[Crossref]

Parrotta, D. C.

Pask, H. M.

Popov, S. V.

Popov, Y. M.

V. A. Orlovich, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, D. N. Busko, M. B. Danailov, A. A. Demidovich, P. A. Apanasevich, and R. V. Chulkov, “Raman conversion of femtosecond laser pulses in crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(11), 770–774 (2012).
[Crossref]

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

Prawer, S.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Reid, D. T.

D. T. Reid, J. Sun, T. P. Lamour, and T. I. Ferreiro, “Advances in ultrafast optical parametric oscillators,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(1), 8–15 (2011).
[Crossref]

Shimizu, F.

R. Carman, F. Shimizu, C. Wang, and N. Bloembergen, “Theory of Stokes pulse shapes in transient stimulated Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. A 2(1), 60–72 (1970).
[Crossref]

Spence, D. J.

Spizziri, P.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Šulc, J.

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, “CVD-diamond external cavity nanosecond Raman laser operating at 1.63 µm pumped by 1.34 µm Nd:YAP laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(1), 35–38 (2012).
[Crossref]

Sun, J.

D. T. Reid, J. Sun, T. P. Lamour, and T. I. Ferreiro, “Advances in ultrafast optical parametric oscillators,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(1), 8–15 (2011).
[Crossref]

Surmacz, K.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Sussman, B. J.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Taylor, J. R.

C. J. S. de Matos, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, “Short-pulse, all-fiber, Raman laser with dispersion compensation in a holey fiber,” Opt. Lett. 28(20), 1891–1893 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton Raman generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 332 (1988).
[Crossref]

Theobald, C.

M. Weitz, C. Theobald, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L’huillier, “Passively mode-locked picosecond Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091122 (2008).
[Crossref]

Tikhomirov, S. A.

O. V. Buganov, A. S. Grabtchikov, Y. I. Malakhov, Y. M. Popov, V. A. Orlovich, and S. A. Tikhomirov, “Features of Raman amplification in KGW and barium nitrate crystals at excitation by femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 4 (2012).

Waldermann, F. C.

F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, and S. Prawer, “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Phys. Rev. B 78(15), 6 (2008).
[Crossref]

Wallenstein, R.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of the diamond Raman laser and external pulse compressor. λ/2: half-wave plate; PBS: polarizing beam splitting cube; L1, L2: mode matching lenses; L3: focusing lens; M1: ROC = 200 mm, HR @ 890 nm, HT @ 796nm; M2: ROC = 200 mm, HR @ 890 nm; M3: plane mirror, HR @ 890 nm; M4: plane mirror, output coupler T = 6.2% @ 890 nm. External compression used two broadband 700 – 1100 nm mirrors and a dispersion-compensating prism-pair.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The average Stokes output power vs. pump power, showing a maximum output of 820 mW and a 32% slope efficiency. The right-hand axis shows the residual pump power after passing through the diamond crystal. Inset: Stokes spectrum obtained at the maximum output power - the line shows the wavelength of 890 nm associated with a diamond Raman shift (1332 cm−1) of the 796 nm central pump wavelength.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal pulse shapes from FROG measurement. Clockwise from top-left: pump pulse from Ti:sapphire laser; the residual pump pulse after passing through the diamond; the first-Stokes output pulse after compression; first-Stokes output pulse before compression.

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Fig. 4

Comparison of first-Stokes spectra from experiment (solid line) and from simulation (dotted line). The vertical line shows the 890 nm wavelength associated with a Raman shift in diamond of the 796 nm central wavelength of the pump laser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Comparison of Stokes pulse and pump pulse before (a) and after (b) the crystal. The Stokes pulse exiting the crystal also has an associated GVD on it, the final Stokes pulse is represented by the blue line. The fundamental pulse represented by the red dashed line. Plots (a) and (b) have the same intensity scale. (Media 1 shows the amplification of the Stokes pulse during a single transit through the crystal, followed by the effects of GVD, shift to account for cavity length mismatch, and loss.)

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Fig. 6

First-Stokes spectra as a function of input pump power with results done by (a) experiment and (b) simulation.

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Fig. 7

Plot of first-Stokes output power as a function of cavity detuning, with maximum output of 820 mW at dx = 0 µm (by definition).

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Fig. 8

Plots of first-Stokes spectra as a function of cavity detuning, with results done by (a) experiment and (b) simulation.

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Table 1 Comparison of diamond crystals and experiment results.

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