Science Diliman, Vol 16, No 2 (2004)

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Temporal Coherence Behavior of a Nd:YAG Pumped Waveguide Raman Shifter

Marilou Cadatal, Ma. Leilani Torres, Wilson Garcia

Abstract


We study the behavior and report the control of the temporal coherence length zc of a 355/532 nm Nd:YAG pumped H2 Raman shifter with and without capillary waveguide (CWG). Depending on the application of the Raman-shifter light source, zc could be tuned rapidly or slowly by varying the H2 pressure P or the input power Pin. A more dynamic zc behavior is observed for a waveguide Raman shifter.

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