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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
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 13:26
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 02:46
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33606

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