Efficient Raman conversion of high repetition rate, 193 nm picosecond laser pulses
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Efficient generation of Stokes lines has been obtained in H2, CH4, N2, and O2 by 10 ps, 300 Hz, 193 nm laser pulses. A 60% energy conversion efficiency was recorded for the first Stokes of H2 and 40% in CH4. For the pressure range 1-30 atm the conversion efficiency did not change with pump pulse repetition rate up to 300 Hz. The higher order Stokes observed were generated mainly by means of four wave mixing.
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Tomov, I. V., Chen, P., & Rentzepis, P. M.