High average power stimulated Raman scattering in crystals

comparison of KGW and diamond

A. M. McKay, O. Kitzler, R. J. Williams, R. P. Mildren

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution


The power and beam quality behavior of second-Stokes KGW and diamond external cavity Raman lasers at pump powers up to 40 W has been investigated. Severe thermally-induced effects are evident in the KGW Raman laser at high power levels whereas for diamond these are negligible. The diamond Raman laser generated a maximum of 16 W with conversion efficiency and output beam brightness 2.2 and 13 times higher respectively than for KGW.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781457715044
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2014
Event27th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 201416 Oct 2014


Other27th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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