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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1885–1888

Nd:YAG 200-W average-power oscillator-amplifier system with stimulated-Brillouin-scattering phase conjugation and depolarization compensation

S. Seidel and N. Kugler  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 1885-1888 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.14.001885


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Abstract

A flash-lamp-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG oscillator-amplifier system with an average output power of 215 W and a beam–parameter product of less than 1 mm mrad is developed. The system operates with a 100-Hz repetition rate and emits a burst of 20 Q-switched pulses during each flash-lamp pulse with pulse durations of 100 ns. The high beam quality of the amplified beam is realized by a double-pass configuration of the amplifiers with a phase conjugating stimulated-Brillouin-scattering cell. Additionally, the thermally induced birefringence of the amplifiers is compensated by a 90° rotator and an optical image-relay system between two identical amplifier rods.

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S. Seidel and N. Kugler, "Nd:YAG 200-W average-power oscillator-amplifier system with stimulated-Brillouin-scattering phase conjugation and depolarization compensation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1885-1888 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-14-7-1885


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