Abstract

Recent developments in high-finesse cavities now make broadly tunable, continuous-wave Raman lasers possible. The design and preliminary characterization of what is to the authors’ knowledge the first continuous-wave Raman laser in H2 are presented. The threshold is currently at 2  mW of pump, making diode laser pumping possible. The maximum photon conversion efficiency observed was 35% at 7.6  mW of pump power.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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