Pulse compression in synchronously pumped mode locked Raman lasers

Eduardo Granados*, David J. Spence

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We explain a pulse compression mechanism reported in picosecond Raman lasers pumped by continuous trains of mode-locked pulses. Our theoretical model is based on transient Raman scattering equations, and shows good agreement with the experimental results. The model reveals that the compression effect is produced by a combination of group velocity walk-off and strong pump pulse depletion. We predict the possibilities and the limitations of this technique for constructing highly efficient, low cost, ultrafast Raman lasers in the visible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20422-20427
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2010


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