Stimulated transient Raman scattering in lead vapor

L. R. Marshall*, J. A. Piper

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Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) of the 308-nm output of XeCl lasers in Pb vapor was studied, using short-duration pump pulses (5 ns). Substantially reduced conversion efficiency resulted compared with use of long pulses. In addition, previously unreported transient effects became apparent and were studied. A technique is described for improving short-pulse conversion. Using this technique efficiencies comparable to long-pulse systems were obtained. A parallel experiment using electrical dissociation of PbCl2 to produce free Pb provides a lower-temperature alternative to the heat pipe oven.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)155752033X, 1557520348
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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