Abstract

The conversion efficiency of the first Stokes radiation generated by backward stimulated Raman scattering is measured in CH4 and H2 that are pumped by a third harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser in the 12–55-mJ energy range and in the 0.86–6.00-MPa pressure range. Our experimental results show that CH4 is a better Raman medium than H2 at moderate pressures (a few megapascals) to efficiently generate backward Raman lines.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Raman frequency shifting in a CH4:H2:Ar mixture pumped by the fourth harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser

Valentin Simeonov, Valentin Mitev, Hubert van den Bergh, and Bertrand Calpini
Appl. Opt. 37(30) 7112-7115 (1998)

Multiple Stokes wavelength generation in H2, D2, and CH4 for lidar aerosol measurements

Zhiping Chu, Upendra N. Singh, and Thomas D. Wilkerson
Appl. Opt. 30(30) 4350-4357 (1991)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription