A 20-nsec Nd:YAG laser pulse is compressed to a 2-nsec phase-conjugated pulse in a tapered glass tube filled with methane at 130 atm. A comparison with stimulated-Raman-scattering pulse compression is made. A semiclassical theory is proposed that agrees well with experimental results.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 25, 1980
Published: December 1, 1980
David T. Hon, "Pulse compression by stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Lett. 5, 516-518 (1980)