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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1992
  • pp: 5038–5043

10-W single-rod Nd:YAG laser with stimulated Brillouin scattering Q-switching mirror

H. J. Eichler, R. Menzel, and D. Schumann  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 5038-5043 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.005038


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Abstract

A Nd:YAG laser with a phase-conjugating mirror based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in a SF6 cell is described. The output energy was up to 300 mJ in 15-ns pulses with shot-to-shot fluctuations of less than 3%. The repetition rate could be varied between 15 and 45 Hz without changes in the spatial-beam profile, which was close to a TEM00 mode.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 1991
Published: August 20, 1992

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H. J. Eichler, R. Menzel, and D. Schumann, "10-W single-rod Nd:YAG laser with stimulated Brillouin scattering Q-switching mirror," Appl. Opt. 31, 5038-5043 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-24-5038


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