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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1991
  • pp: 2453–2458

Brillouin amplification with a Gaussian pump beam

K. D. Ridley, D. C. Jones, G. Cook, and A. M. Scott  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. 2453-2458 (1991)

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We investigate the process of Brillouin amplification when the pump beam has a TEM00 Gaussian spatial profile. We show that the fidelity of amplification is a function of the ratio of the signal-beam diameter to the pump-beam diameter, the signal-beam intensity, and the small-signal gain of the Brillouin amplifier. We have verified these results experimentally by amplifying weak 1.06-μm laser pulses in CCl2FCClF2.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 25, 1991
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 1991
Published: December 1, 1991

K. D. Ridley, D. C. Jones, G. Cook, and A. M. Scott, "Brillouin amplification with a Gaussian pump beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2453-2458 (1991)

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