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Continuous-wave diamond Raman laser

Lubeigt, Walter and Bonner, Gerald Michael and Hastie, Jennifer and Dawson, Martin and Burns, David and Kemp, Alan (2010) Continuous-wave diamond Raman laser. Optics Letters, 35 (17). pp. 2994-2996. ISSN 0146-9592

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Continuous-wave operation of a diamond Raman laser is demonstrated. Low-birefringence synthetic single-crystal diamond is used and is intracavity pumped by a Nd:YVO4 laser. A cw output power of 200mW is achieved at the Raman wavelength (1240nm), and 1.6W of on-time output power is obtained in quasi-cw mode. Losses in the diamond (∼1% per pass) and thermal effects in the Nd:YVO4 limit the efficiency.