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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3386–3388

300 W quasi-continuous-wave diffraction-limited output from a diode-pumped Nd:YAG master oscillator power amplifier with fiber phase-conjugate stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror

Valeri I. Kovalev, Robert G. Harrison, and Andrew M. Scott  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3386-3388 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003386


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Abstract

A master oscillator power amplifier system comprising a cw Nd:YAG master oscillator, a quasi-cw diode-pumped power amplifier, and a fiber-based stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugate mirror is reported. A 12-pass amplifier configuration is employed to achieve high gain in a small-length slab amplifier. Residual and pump-induced optical inhomogeneities in the slab are corrected by the fiber phase conjugator to achieve diffraction-limited output beam quality. 300 W quasi-cw output and a maximal attainable gain of ∼150 for the system are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

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Valeri I. Kovalev, Robert G. Harrison, and Andrew M. Scott, "300 W quasi-continuous-wave diffraction-limited output from a diode-pumped Nd:YAG master oscillator power amplifier with fiber phase-conjugate stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror," Opt. Lett. 30, 3386-3388 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-24-3386


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