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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1998
  • pp: 834–836

Phase-conjugating stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror for low powers and reflectivities above 90% in an internally tapered optical fiber

Axel Heuer and Ralf Menzel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 11, pp. 834-836 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000834


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Abstract

A novel low-power phase-conjugating mirror based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in a quartz fiber with an internal taper is reported. A peak-power threshold as low as 500 W and a maximum reflectivity of 92% were obtained with 30-ns pulses from a <i>Q</i> -switched Nd:YAG laser. The maximum peak powers of 130 kW demonstrated a dynamic range of 1:260. Reliable operation in both single- and multiple-longitudinal-mode operation was observed with conjugation fidelities larger than 95%.

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OCIS Codes
(070.5040) Fourier optics and signal processing : Phase conjugation
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

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Axel Heuer and Ralf Menzel, "Phase-conjugating stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror for low powers and reflectivities above 90% in an internally tapered optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 23, 834-836 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-11-834


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