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A fiber based synchronously pumped tunable Raman laser in the NIR

A fiber based synchronously pumped tunable Raman laser in the NIR
A fiber based synchronously pumped tunable Raman laser in the NIR
Raman lasers have attracted much interest since they allow a very wide range of wavelengths to be generated [1]. Operation in the pulsed regime is compromised by the power dependence of the gain - different parts of the pulse with different instantaneous power will undergo differing amounts of Raman scattering leading to major variations in spectral content across the pulse (varying amounts of light in different Raman orders). To address this issue active pulse shaping technique can be applied to obtain rectangular shaped output pulses so that constant Raman gain can be ensured across the pulse profile [2]. Here we demonstrate a new approach combining pulse shaping with a synchronously pumped scheme [3] to produce narrower linewidths as well as higher extinction ratios between neighboring Raman Stokes lines. Several tens of nanometer of tuning range for each Stokes order and a total tuning range of over 200 nm was achieved using resonant feedback from an external bulk grating.
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Lin, Dejiao
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Chen, Kang Kang
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Richardson, David J.
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Alam, Shaif-ul
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Lin, Dejiao
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Teh, Peh Siong
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Chen, Kang Kang
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Richardson, David J.
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Alam, Shaif-ul, Lin, Dejiao, Teh, Peh Siong, Chen, Kang Kang and Richardson, David J. (2011) A fiber based synchronously pumped tunable Raman laser in the NIR. European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Munich, Germany. 22 - 26 May 2011.

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Abstract

Raman lasers have attracted much interest since they allow a very wide range of wavelengths to be generated [1]. Operation in the pulsed regime is compromised by the power dependence of the gain - different parts of the pulse with different instantaneous power will undergo differing amounts of Raman scattering leading to major variations in spectral content across the pulse (varying amounts of light in different Raman orders). To address this issue active pulse shaping technique can be applied to obtain rectangular shaped output pulses so that constant Raman gain can be ensured across the pulse profile [2]. Here we demonstrate a new approach combining pulse shaping with a synchronously pumped scheme [3] to produce narrower linewidths as well as higher extinction ratios between neighboring Raman Stokes lines. Several tens of nanometer of tuning range for each Stokes order and a total tuning range of over 200 nm was achieved using resonant feedback from an external bulk grating.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2011
Additional Information: CJ1.3
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Munich, Germany, 2011-05-22 - 2011-05-26
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 341340
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341340
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ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Last modified: 08 Aug 2019 00:39

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