, Volume 99, Issue 1-2, pp 127-134
Date: 01 Nov 2009

High average power generation in barium nitrate Raman laser

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The generation of low divergent (M 2≤1.5) first and third Stokes radiation in a barium nitrate Raman laser with average powers of 11 W and 5 W, respectively, was demonstrated. The quantum conversion efficiency was up to 21%. The possibility of thermal lens compensation in such Raman lasers was shown.