Abstract

We demonstrate the continuous-wave operation of a solid-state Raman laser containing a barium nitrate crystal as the Raman medium. The Raman laser, which has a singly resonant cavity, is pumped by multimode radiation. The Raman oscillation threshold is reached at 2 W of pump power. As much as 500 kW/cm2 of Stokes power density at 60kW/cm2 pump power density is obtained in the cavity.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Maksimenko, R.

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Piper, J. A.

Poelker, M.

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Richards, J.

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Rudolf, W.

Schmitt, M.

Taylor, J. R.

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A. S. Grabtchikov, A. I. Vodtchits, and V. A. Orlovich, Phys. Rev. A 56, 1666 (1997).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

P. Cerny, P. G. Zverev, H. Jelinkova, and T. T. Basiev, Opt. Commun. 177, 397 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. I. Vodtchits, and V. A. Orlovich, Phys. Rev. A 56, 1666 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi A

A. A. Kaminskii, Phys. Status Solidi A 200, 215 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Usp. Fiz. Nauk

T. T. Basiev, Usp. Fiz. Nauk 169, 1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. C. White, in Tunable Lasers, L. F. Mollenauer, J. C. White, and C. R. Pollack, eds., Vol. 59 of Topics in Applied Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 115–206.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Output radiation spectrum of the Raman laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Stokes output power as a function of pump power for several cavity adjustments: a, lowest Raman threshold; b, maximum Stokes output.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Typical oscillograms of a Stokes signal A, near threshold and B, far from threshold and C, of a pump signal. The intensities of the signals are normalized.

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