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Spectral and Spatial Coherence in Solid State Raman Lasers

  • D. D. Smith
  • A. Oien
  • G. T. Bennett
  • T. Monarski
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Abstract

Multiple standing wave and traveling wave Ba(NO3)2 Solid State Raman Lasers (SSRLs) have been built and characterized. The Ba(NO3)2 SSRLs were pumped by a 1338 nm wavelength Nd:YAG laser resulting in 1556 nm output wavelength. Folded Raman ring resonators have produced near- transform-limited spectral coherence via injection-seeding. Several different resonators have also produced near-diffraction limited spatial coherence, without seeding. A three-mirror ring configuration Ba(NO3)2 SSRL produced 1/5 wave peak-to-valley wavefront aberration, 175 mJ/pulse and 30 pulses per second while being pumped by lasers with a beam quality figure of merit M2 > 15. The spectral and spatial coherence of the SSRLs is indicative of a rich phenomenology.

Keywords

Ring Resonator Spatial Coherence Fiber Amplifier Master Oscillator Wavefront Aberration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. D. Smith
    • 1
  • A. Oien
    • 1
  • G. T. Bennett
    • 1
  • T. Monarski
    • 1
  1. 1.Coherent Technologies Inc.BoulderUSA

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