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Solid state Raman lasers: materials, design, and applications
Author(s): Richard C. Powell; James T. Murray; William Lucas Austin; Tasoltan T. Basiev; Peter G. Zverev
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Paper Abstract

Several years after the discovery of Raman scattering of light, solid state Raman lasers are beginning to reach the stage of commercial applications. This talk will review the basic concepts of Raman gain with a special emphasis on Raman laser crystals. Examples of spectroscopic properties of important materials are presented. The use of these materials in shared-, coupled,- and external-resonator Raman laser systems is described. Design parameters affecting efficiency, beam quality, and temporal pulse width are discussed. Examples will be presented of the use of these lasers for transmitters in atmospheric lidar, marine imaging lidar, adaptive optics guide-stars, and materials processing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3572, 3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (6 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.358407
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Richard C. Powell, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James T. Murray, Lite Cycles, Inc. (United States)
William Lucas Austin, Lite Cycles, Inc. (United States)
Tasoltan T. Basiev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Peter G. Zverev, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3572:
3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications
Angela Maria Guzman, Editor(s)

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