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Infra-red stimulated Raman generation effects of gain focusing on threshold and tuning behaviour

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It is shown that for generation of infrared radiation by stimulated Raman scattering, the diffraction spread of the Stokes wave can have a significant effect on the threshold. Compared with an analysis in which gain focussing is neglected, the threshold powers may be much higher with a corresponding reduction in tuning range. The design of a Raman oscillator is considerably influenced by these diffraction effects, and also it is found that the Stokes wave is subject to frequency-pulling which is dependent on the pump power.

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Cotter, D., Hanna, D.C. and Wyatt, R. (1975) Infra-red stimulated Raman generation effects of gain focusing on threshold and tuning behaviour Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 8, (4), pp. 333-340. (doi:10.1007/BF00898367).

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Published date: 1975

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Local EPrints ID: 78797
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78797
ISSN: 0946-2171
PURE UUID: e7edf002-e8f7-4990-86c2-1798188c688f

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:22

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Author: D. Cotter
Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: R. Wyatt

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