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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1943–1947

Short-pulse generation by saturated KrF laser amplification of a steep Stokes pulse produced by two-step stimulated Brillouin scattering

Kenji Kuwahara, Eiichi Takahashi, Yuji Matsumoto, Susumu Kato, and Yoshiro Owadano  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 1943-1947 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001943


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Abstract

We propose a new method for generating short laser pulses. It consists of generation of steep pulses and saturated amplification. A steep Stokes pulse created by two-step stimulated Brillouin scattering is amplified with a KrF laser under conditions of strong saturation. Pulse shortening by approximately 40% is achieved by amplification.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Kenji Kuwahara, Eiichi Takahashi, Yuji Matsumoto, Susumu Kato, and Yoshiro Owadano, "Short-pulse generation by saturated KrF laser amplification of a steep Stokes pulse produced by two-step stimulated Brillouin scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1943-1947 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-11-1943


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