US Patent No. 9,438,006

COMPACT RAMAN GENERATORS


Patent No. 9,438,006
Issue Date September 06, 2016
Title Compact Raman Generators
Inventorship David A. Rockwell, Culver City, CA (US)
Vladimir V. Shkunov, San Pedro, CA (US)
Assignee Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,438,006

1. A Raman generator comprising:
a Raman medium configured to receive a pump pulse at a first wavelength and shift at least a portion of the pump pulse energy
or power into a Stokes-shifted pulse at a second wavelength, the Raman medium having a longitudinal central axis; and

one or more optical elements configured to pass the pump pulse and the Stokes-shifted pulse multiple times through the Raman
medium;

wherein each pass of the pulses through the Raman medium follows a path;
wherein each path is parallel or anti-parallel to the other paths; and
wherein the paths of three or more consecutive passes of the pulses through the Raman medium alternate between opposite sides
of the longitudinal central axis of the Raman medium.