Spectral broadening in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers

Gerald Michael Bonner, Jipeng Lin, Alan Kemp, Jiyang Wang, Huaijin Zhang, David. J. Spence, Helen M Pask

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Abstract

Spectral broadening of the fundamental field in intracavity Raman lasers is investigated. The mechanism for the spectral broadening is discussed and the effect is compared in two lasers using Raman crystals with different Raman linewidths. The impact of the spectral broadening on the effective Raman gain is analyzed, and the use of etalons to limit the fundamental spectral width is explored. It was found that an improvement in output power could be obtained by using etalons to limit the fundamental spectrum to a single narrow peak.
LanguageEnglish
Pages7492-7502
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number7
Early online date24 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2014

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  • intracavity Raman lasers
  • Raman crystals
  • Raman linewidths

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Bonner, G. M., Lin, J., Kemp, A., Wang, J., Zhang, H., Spence, D. J., & Pask, H. M. (2014). Spectral broadening in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers. Optics Express, 22(7), 7492-7502. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007492
Bonner, Gerald Michael ; Lin, Jipeng ; Kemp, Alan ; Wang, Jiyang ; Zhang, Huaijin ; Spence, David. J. ; Pask, Helen M. / Spectral broadening in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers. In: Optics Express. 2014 ; Vol. 22, No. 7. pp. 7492-7502.
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Spectral broadening in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers. / Bonner, Gerald Michael; Lin, Jipeng; Kemp, Alan; Wang, Jiyang; Zhang, Huaijin; Spence, David. J.; Pask, Helen M.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 22, No. 7, 07.04.2014, p. 7492-7502.

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Bonner GM, Lin J, Kemp A, Wang J, Zhang H, Spence DJ et al. Spectral broadening in continuous-wave intracavity Raman lasers. Optics Express. 2014 Apr 7;22(7):7492-7502. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007492