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Multi-wavelength, all-solid-state, continuous wave mode locked picosecond Raman laser

Granados, Eduardo and Pask, Helen M and Esposito, Elric and McConnell, Gail and Spence, David. J. (2010) Multi-wavelength, all-solid-state, continuous wave mode locked picosecond Raman laser. Optics Express, 18 (5). pp. 5289-5294.

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    Abstract

    We demonstrate the operation of a cascaded continuous wave (CW) mode-locked Raman oscillator. The output pulses were compressed from 28 ps at 532 nm down to 6.5 ps at 559 nm (first Stokes) and 5.5 ps at 589 nm (second Stokes). The maximum output was 2.5 W at 559 nm and 1.4 W at 589 nm with slope efficiencies up to 52%. This technique allows simple and efficient generation of short-pulse radiation to the cascaded Stokes wavelengths, extending the mode-locked operation of Raman lasers to a wider range of visible wavelengths between 500 - 650 nm based on standard inexpensive picosecond Nd:YAG oscillators.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 33606
    Keywords: optics, cascaded continuous wave , Raman oscillator, output pulses , compressed, short-pulse radiation , Pharmacy and materia medica, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    Subjects: Medicine > Pharmacy and materia medica
    Department: Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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      Depositing user: Pure Administrator
      Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 14:26
      Last modified: 28 Mar 2014 11:25
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33606

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