Spectral effects of stimulated Raman scattering in crystals

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This paper will review the coupling by stimulated Raman scattering between two laser fields and its dependence on the spectral properties of those fields. We describe the coupling in terms of an effective Raman gain that depends on the fields’ linewidths, the material dispersion, and specific experimental conditions. The aim is to provide an intuitive understanding of this behaviour, by presenting analytic and numerical results in both the time- and frequency-domains. We review some recent experimental results using crystalline Raman materials, to highlight why spectral effects must be taken into consideration to push crystalline Raman lasers to new extremes of performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-45
Number of pages45
JournalProgress in Quantum Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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