Analysis of Raman gain for focused Gaussian pump beams


Ibison, M.C. and Hanna, D.C. (1988) Analysis of Raman gain for focused Gaussian pump beams. Applied Physics B, 45, (1), 37-44. (doi:10.1007/BF00692339).

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Several theoretical and numerical models have been published which describe the evolution of a Stokes beam in a Raman medium excited by a focussed pump beam. Generally, the published theoretical departures from the plane-wave theory of Raman scattering are based on assumptions about the power of the pump beam. In this paper we present a theoretical model which is shown to be in excellent agreement with an exact numerical treatment, and which is valid without restrictions on the pump power. Its predictions are used to indicate the range of validity of earlier theories.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0946-2171 (print)
1432-0649 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78701
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78701

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