Efficient diamond Raman laser generating 65 fs pulses

Michelle Murtagh, Jipeng Lin, Richard P. Mildren, Gail McConnell, David J. Spence

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Abstract

We report a synchronously-pumped femtosecond diamond Raman laser operating at 890 nm with a slope efficiency of 32%. Pumped using a mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser at 796 nm with a pulse duration of 194 fs, the bandwidth of the Stokes output was broadened to enable subsequent pulse compression to 65 fs using a prism-pair. Modelling results provide an understanding of the physical mechanisms involved in the Raman conversion of femtosecond pulses, supporting an in-depth characterization of these ultrashort pulsed lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15504-15513
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015

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