Abstract

A diode-pumped actively Q-switched Raman laser employing BaWO4 as the Raman active medium and a ceramic Nd:YAG laser operating at 1444 nm as the pump source is demonstrated. The first-Stokes–Raman generation at 1666 nm is achieved. With a pump power of 20.3 W and pulse repetition frequency rate of 5 kHz, a maximum output power of 1.21 W is obtained, which is the highest output power for a 1.6 μm Raman laser. The corresponding optical-to-optical conversion efficiency is 6%; the pulse energy and peak power are 242 μJ and 8.96 kW, respectively.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

V. N. Burakevich, V. A. Lisinetskii, A. S. Grabtchikov, A. A. Demidovich, V. A. Orlovich, and V. N. Matrosov, Appl. Phys. B 86, 511 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. H. Chen, X. Y. Zhang, Q. P. Wang, P. Li, Z. J. Liu, Z. H. Cong, L. Li, and H. J. Zhang, Appl. Phys. B 106, 653 (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

N. W. Chang, D. J. Hosken, J. Munch, D. Ottaway, and P. J. Veitch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1039 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

M. Jelínek, O. Kitzler, H. Jelínková, J. Šulc, and M. Němec, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 35 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Orlovich, V. N. Burakevich, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, A. A. Demidovich, H. J. Eichler, and P. Y. Turpin, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 71 (2006).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental arrangement of the diode-pumped, actively Q-switched intracavity ceramic Nd:YAG/BaWO4 Raman lasers.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Average output power of the 1444 nm laser with respect to the pump power at PRFs of 1, 5, 10, and 20 kHz.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectrum for the actively Q-switched ceramic Nd:YAG/BaWO4 Raman laser operating at 1666 nm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Average output power of the 1666 nm laser with respect to the pump power at PRFs of 1, 5, 10, and 20 kHz.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Typical time shapes of the fundamental and Raman pulses at the pump power of 22.3 W and a PRR of 5 kHz.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Three-dimensional distribution of the 1666 nm laser beam.

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