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: Lasers and Optics, 45, (1), pp. 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
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/BF00692339
ISSNs: 0946-2171 (print)
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January 1988Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:20
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