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Stimulated Raman scattering in liquid nitrogen was studied with a high repetition rate Nd : YAG laser. Severe distortions of the laser and Raman light beams were observed. These thermal‐blooming effects are the result of heating of the laser path by vibrational energy relaxation which changes the refractive index of the medium.