The performance of a phase-conjugate cavity using a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) reflector to control the spatial and spectral output of a coaxial flash-lamp-pumped dye laser is reported. The divergence of the output from the phase-conjugate laser cavity was measured and shown to be a significant improvement over that of the conventional resonator. Both gaseous and liquid nonlinear materials were used as the SBS media. With the gaseous medium periods of oscillation exceeding 1 μs were observed, which is longer than the FWHM duration of the output from the comparable conventional resonator.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 8, 1991
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 1991
Published: March 1, 1992
A. D. Case, P. J. Soan, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, "Coaxial flash-lamp-pumped dye laser with a stimulated Brillouin scattering reflector," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 374-379 (1992)