Applied Physics B

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 83–92

Performance of a Nd: YAG oscillator/ampflifier with phase-conjugation via stimulated Brillouin scattering

  • I. D. Carr
  • D. C. Hanna
Contributed Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00694694

Cite this article as:
Carr, I.D. & Hanna, D.C. Appl. Phys. B (1985) 36: 83. doi:10.1007/BF00694694

Abstract

Phase conjugation via stimulated Brillouin scattering in CH4 gas has been used to correct amplifier aberrations in a Nd: YAG oscillator/amplifier system. The single amplifier stage has been used in two-pass and four-pass arrangements. Using the four-pass arrangement incorporating compensation for thermal birefringence, a single-frequency diffraction-limited output of 350 mJ, in a compressed 6 ns pulse is achieved at 15 Hz repetition rate.

PACS

42.6042.65F62.65C

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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. D. Carr
    • 1
  • D. C. Hanna
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK