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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13654–13662

A high-energy 160-ps pulse generation by stimulated Brillouin scattering from heavy fluorocarbon liquid at 1064 nm wavelength

Hidetsugu Yoshida, Takaki Hatae, Hisanori Fujita, Masahiro Nakatsuka, and Shigeru Kitamura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13654-13662 (2009)

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We have achieved a high compression ratio by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) consisting of two long cells. A 13-ns Nd:YAG laser pulse was temporally compressed to about 160-ps phase-conjugated pulse in heavy fluorocarbon FC-40 liquid at a 1064 nm wavelength. The maximum reflectivity of SBS process was over 80 % without an optical damage. The compressed pulse brightness was about 65-fold higher than that of the incident pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2009
Published: July 24, 2009

Hidetsugu Yoshida, Takaki Hatae, Hisanori Fujita, Masahiro Nakatsuka, and Shigeru Kitamura, "A high-energy 160-ps pulse generation by stimulated Brillouin scattering from heavy fluorocarbon liquid at 1064 nm wavelength," Opt. Express 17, 13654-13662 (2009)

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