We propose and experimentally demonstrate a stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser source with beam-steering capability. The laser, designed in an oscillator-amplifier configuration, incorporates a TeO2 acousto-optic deflector on the low-energy beam. Output pulse energies in the range of 100–185 mJ and a 2.7° full angular bandwidth with 40 resolved beam directions are reported. Electronically controlled random beam pointing with a 5-µs access time and a beam divergence twice the diffraction limit is performed.
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J.-L. Ayral, J. Montel, T. Verny, and J.-P. Huignard, "Phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser with internal acousto-optic beam steering," Opt. Lett. 16, 1225-1227 (1991)