Stimulated Raman Scattering in Methane-Experimental Optimization and Numerical Model

Amit Kazzaz, Shlomo Ruschin, Itamar Shoshan, Gad Ravnitsky

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The stimulated Raman effect in methane was investigated both theoretically and experimentally. An experimental setup was used to optimize the Raman conversion of a 1.06-μ, laser source into a wavelength of 1.54 μ in pressurized methane. Efficient conversion (up to 45% efficiency) is accomplished when using a full-resonator configuration for the Stokes wavelength. A numerical model is introduced, describing the Raman conversion process in the backward and the forward directions. Half-resonator and full-resonator configurations are studied. The results of the numerical model are in agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3017-3024
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1994


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