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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2686–2688

Phase conjugating mirror combining a fused silica rod and a fiber

Sha Wang, Jun Chen, Lixin Tong, Qingsong Gao, Chong Liu, and Chun Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2686-2688 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002686


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Abstract

A phase conjugating mirror combining a fused silica rod and an optical fiber is presented. This configuration combines a large diameter fused silica rod with a high laser damage threshold and an optical fiber with a low stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) threshold. The composed SBS generator–amplifier construction, similar to the two-cell type makes a forced SBS process, in which the Stokes beam reflected by the fiber is injected into the fused silica rod. Using this combined phase conjugating mirror in a laser-diode-pumped laser master oscillator power amplifier system, we obtained 42% SBS reflectivity at most at 100 Hz repetition rate. At the same time, the inverse beam quality parameter M 2 is reduced from 3 to 1.6, while at 400 Hz repetition rate, M 2 is reduced from 4 to 1.7.

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OCIS Codes
(070.5040) Fourier optics and signal processing : Phase conjugation
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2007
Published: September 4, 2007

Citation
Sha Wang, Jun Chen, Lixin Tong, Qingsong Gao, Chong Liu, and Chun Tang, "Phase conjugating mirror combining a fused silica rod and a fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 2686-2688 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-18-2686


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