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Title: Measurement of the angular dependence of the spontaneous Raman scattering in anisotropic crystalline materials using spherical samples: Potassium dihydrogen phosphate as a case example

Abstract

A specialized experimental configuration was created to allow for more-accurate characterization of the spontaneous Raman scattering properties in anisotropic materials. This need stems from the challenges, arising from the complexity of light propagation, in obtaining accurate measurements of the angular dependence of the Raman scattering cross section in birefringent materials. The nonlinear optical material KH 2PO 4 (KDP) is used as a model medium. Our report is motivated by the need to improve our understanding and management of transverse stimulated Raman scattering in KDP crystals and its deuterated analog, DKDP, typically used for frequency conversion and polarization control in large-aperture laser systems. Key to this experimental platform is the use of high-quality spherical samples that enable one to measure the Raman scattering cross section in a wide range of geometries using only a single sample. The effect of polarization rotation of both the pump light and the collected Raman signal must be carefully considered in data analysis and can give rise to artifacts, which can, in part, be mitigated by reducing the input and collection cone angles.

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 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1581398
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1580797
Report Number(s):
2019-76, 1540
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; 2019-76, 1540, 2496
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003856
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Kosc, T. Z., Huang, H., Kessler, T. J., Maltsev, A., and Demos, S. G. Measurement of the angular dependence of the spontaneous Raman scattering in anisotropic crystalline materials using spherical samples: Potassium dihydrogen phosphate as a case example. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5108506.
Kosc, T. Z., Huang, H., Kessler, T. J., Maltsev, A., & Demos, S. G. Measurement of the angular dependence of the spontaneous Raman scattering in anisotropic crystalline materials using spherical samples: Potassium dihydrogen phosphate as a case example. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5108506.
Kosc, T. Z., Huang, H., Kessler, T. J., Maltsev, A., and Demos, S. G. Thu . "Measurement of the angular dependence of the spontaneous Raman scattering in anisotropic crystalline materials using spherical samples: Potassium dihydrogen phosphate as a case example". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5108506.
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author = {Kosc, T. Z. and Huang, H. and Kessler, T. J. and Maltsev, A. and Demos, S. G.},
abstractNote = {A specialized experimental configuration was created to allow for more-accurate characterization of the spontaneous Raman scattering properties in anisotropic materials. This need stems from the challenges, arising from the complexity of light propagation, in obtaining accurate measurements of the angular dependence of the Raman scattering cross section in birefringent materials. The nonlinear optical material KH2PO4 (KDP) is used as a model medium. Our report is motivated by the need to improve our understanding and management of transverse stimulated Raman scattering in KDP crystals and its deuterated analog, DKDP, typically used for frequency conversion and polarization control in large-aperture laser systems. Key to this experimental platform is the use of high-quality spherical samples that enable one to measure the Raman scattering cross section in a wide range of geometries using only a single sample. The effect of polarization rotation of both the pump light and the collected Raman signal must be carefully considered in data analysis and can give rise to artifacts, which can, in part, be mitigated by reducing the input and collection cone angles.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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