Study of relaxation oscillations in continuouswave intracavity Raman lasers

Jipeng Lin*, Helen M. Pask, Andrew J. Lee, David J. Spence

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We study the relaxation oscillations in a continuous-wave intracavity Raman laser both theoretically and experimentally. Analytic expressions for the relaxation oscillation frequency are derived from the rate-equations and are validated by experiments. We show that some important experimental parameters such as the effective Raman gain coefficient and intracavity Stokes loss can be determined simply by measuring the relaxation oscillation frequency versus pump power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11530-11536
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2010

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