Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

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

Lubeigt, Walter and Bonner, Gerald Michael and Hastie, Jennifer and Dawson, Martin and Burns, David and Kemp, Alan (2010) An intra-cavity Raman laser using synthetic single-crystal diamond. Optics Express, 18 (16). pp. 16765-16770. ISSN 1094-4087

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

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.