An intra-cavity Raman laser using synthetic single-crystal diamond

Walter Lubeigt, Gerald Michael Bonner, Jennifer Hastie, Martin Dawson, David Burns, Alan Kemp

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Abstract

Low birefringence synthetic single-crystal diamond was used as a Raman laser medium inside a Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser. A maximum average output power of 375mW was achieved at a wavelength of 1240nm and a repetition rate of 6.3kHz. This equates to a conversion efficiency of 4% from the diode laser to the first Stokes component at 1240nm. Optical losses within the diamond (~1% per single pass) limited the performance and are currently the main barrier to the demonstration of an efficient CW diamond Raman laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16765-16770
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Raman laser
  • solid-state laser
  • optical material
  • synthetic diamond

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