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Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) in α‐AlOOH (Diaspore)

Bohatý, Ladislav; Lux, Oliver; Eichler, Hans‐Joachim; Rhee, Hanjo; Kaminskii, Alexander A.; Becker, Petra

Inst. Optik und Atomare Physik

In single crystals of orthorhombic α‐AlOOH, known also as mineral diaspore, χ(3)‐nonlinear lasing by stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and Raman‐induced four‐wave mixing (RFWM) is investigated. Picosecond pumping at 1.064 µm wavelength produces a broadband Stokes and anti‐Stokes frequency comb with up to 25 SRS‐ and RFWM‐generated emission lines. All observed Stokes and anti‐Stokes lasing components in the visible and near‐IR are identified and attributed to a single SRS‐promoting vibration mode with ωSRS ≈ 445 cm−1. The first Stokes steady‐state Raman gain coefficient in the visible spectral range is estimated to a value not less than 0.36 cm GW−1.