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