A continuous-wave (CW) single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) intracavity Raman laser is demonstrated for the first time, by virtue of the spatial hole-burning free nature of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) gain. By using a single etalon in the Nd:GdVO 4 fundamental laser cavity, the spectral linewidth of the multimode fundamental field is suppressed below the Raman linewidth of Raman crystal BaWO 4 ; hence power in all the longitudinal modes of fundamental field can be extracted by one single Stokes mode. Therefore, the hole-burning free SRS gain exhibits a spectral cleanup effect whereby a stable SLM Stokes field is derived from the multimode fundamental field within a simple standing-wave cavity arrangement. The low-threshold SLM Raman laser delivered 3.42 W SLM Stokes and 1.53 W SLM one-way yellow harmonic at the guide-star wavelength of 589.16 nm. The results here provide a new approach to SLM laser operation with good simplicity and power dynamic range. Further engineering for power scaling and better stability is also discussed.