Abstract

A Nd:YAG laser with a phase-conjugating mirror based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in a SF6 cell is described. The output energy was up to 300 mJ in 15-ns pulses with shot-to-shot fluctuations of less than 3%. The repetition rate could be varied between 15 and 45 Hz without changes in the spatial-beam profile, which was close to a TEM00 mode.

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  28. V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
    [CrossRef]
  29. N. N. Ilichev, A. A. Malyutin, P. P. Pashinin, “Laser with diffraction-limited divergence and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1161–1164 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  30. G. C. Valley, G. J. Dunning, “Observation of optical chaos in a phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Lett. 9, 513–515 (1984).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  31. V. S. Arakelyan, G. E. Rylov, “Laser with a wavefront-reversing mirror and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin backscattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 433–434 (1985).
    [CrossRef]
  32. P. P. Pashinin, E. I. Shklovsky, “Laser c vrem-serkalom, vkljutchaemuim cobetvennuim satravotchnuim islutcheniem,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 15, 1905–1908 (1988).
  33. M. D. Skeldon, R. W. Boyd, “Transverse-mode structure of a phase-conjugate oscillator based on Brillouin-enhanced four wave mixing,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-25, 588–594 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  34. H. Meng, H. J. Eichler, “Nd:YAG laser with phase-conjugating mirror based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in SF6 gas,” Opt. Lett. 16, 569–571 (1991).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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1991 (1)

1989 (4)

M. D. Skeldon, R. W. Boyd, “Transverse-mode structure of a phase-conjugate oscillator based on Brillouin-enhanced four wave mixing,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-25, 588–594 (1989).
[CrossRef]

W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Studies of a single-frequency stimulated-Brillouin-scattering phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 171–179 (1989).
[CrossRef]

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Hull, R. A. Lamb, J. R. Digman, “Efficient phase conjugation at high energies using two cells,” Opt. Commun. 72, 104–108 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (3)

D. A. Rockwell, “A review of phase-conjugate solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124–1139 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Pashinin, E. I. Shklovsky, “Laser c vrem-serkalom, vkljutchaemuim cobetvennuim satravotchnuim islutcheniem,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 15, 1905–1908 (1988).

P. P. Pashinin, E. J. Shklovsky, “Solid-state lasers with stimulated-Brillouin-scattering mirrors operating in the repetitive-pulse mode,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1957–1961 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (3)

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Zuev, P. A. Konyanev, V. P. Lukin, “Pontentialities of adaptive phase correction of thermal distortions in high-power laser beams,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 32, 1612–1619 (1987).

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (2)

V. S. Arakelyan, G. E. Rylov, “Laser with a wavefront-reversing mirror and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin backscattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 433–434 (1985).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Carr, D. C. Hanna, “Performance of a Nd:YAG oscillator/amplifier with phase-conjugation via stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. B 36, 83–92 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1984 (2)

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Applications of the Brillouin mirror for the control of high-power lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 152, 120 (1984).

G. C. Valley, G. J. Dunning, “Observation of optical chaos in a phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Lett. 9, 513–515 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983 (2)

1982 (4)

P. A. Belanger, “Phase conjugation and optical resonators,” Opt. Eng. 21, 266–270 (1982).

G. Giuliani, M.-M. Denariez-Roberge, P. A. Belanger, “Transverse modes of a stimulated scattering phase-conjugate resonator,” Appl. Opt. 21, 3719–3724 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. T. Hon, “Applications of wavefront reversal by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Eng. 21, 252–256 (1982).

N. N. Ilichev, A. A. Malyutin, P. P. Pashinin, “Laser with diffraction-limited divergence and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1161–1164 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasiuk, I. G. Zubarev, “Prospects of high power lasers using stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 819–823 (1981).

1980 (3)

I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, “Single-mode pulse-periodic oscillator-amplifier system with wavefront reversal,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179–1181 (1980).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Belanger, A. Hardy, A. E. Siegman, “Resonant modes of optical cavities with phase-conjugate mirrors,” Appl. Opt. 19, 602–609 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1979 (1)

J. Auyeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, A. Yariv, “A theoretical and experimental investigation of the modes of optical resonators with phase-conjugate mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1180–1188 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1967 (1)

D. Pohl, “A new laser Q-switch-technique using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Phys. Lett. 24A, 239–240 (1967).

Arad, B.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Arakelyan, V. S.

V. S. Arakelyan, G. E. Rylov, “Laser with a wavefront-reversing mirror and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin backscattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 433–434 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Artemev, N. M.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Auyeung, J.

J. Auyeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, A. Yariv, “A theoretical and experimental investigation of the modes of optical resonators with phase-conjugate mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1180–1188 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Bagdasarov, K. S.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Basov, N. G.

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasiuk, I. G. Zubarev, “Prospects of high power lasers using stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 819–823 (1981).

Batishche, S. A.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Belanger, P. A.

Belousov, V. N.

V. N. Belousov, Y. K. Nizienko, “Powerful Nd:glass laser with composite active elements incorporating WFR cells and output pulse compressors,” Laser Part. Beams, (to be published).

Betts, J.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Bezrodnyi, V. I.

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Bowler, K.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Boyd, R. W.

M. D. Skeldon, R. W. Boyd, “Transverse-mode structure of a phase-conjugate oscillator based on Brillouin-enhanced four wave mixing,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-25, 588–594 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Brusselbach, H.

H. Brusselbach, D. A. Rockwell, “Spectral characterization of self-Q-switched phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA 1986 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1986) p. 38.

Carr, I. D.

I. D. Carr, D. C. Hanna, “Performance of a Nd:YAG oscillator/amplifier with phase-conjugation via stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. B 36, 83–92 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Studies of a single-frequency stimulated-Brillouin-scattering phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 171–179 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Applications of the Brillouin mirror for the control of high-power lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 152, 120 (1984).

Denariez-Roberge, M.-M.

Digman, J. R.

D. R. Hull, R. A. Lamb, J. R. Digman, “Efficient phase conjugation at high energies using two cells,” Opt. Commun. 72, 104–108 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Doyle, J.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Dunning, G. J.

Efimkov, V. F.

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

Eliezer, S.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Farey, M.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Fedorov, E. A.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Fekete, D.

J. Auyeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, A. Yariv, “A theoretical and experimental investigation of the modes of optical resonators with phase-conjugate mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1180–1188 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Giuliani, G.

Givon, M.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Glazkov, D. A.

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Glendening, C.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Grasiuk, A. Z.

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasiuk, I. G. Zubarev, “Prospects of high power lasers using stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 819–823 (1981).

Gratsianov, K. V.

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

I. D. Carr, D. C. Hanna, “Performance of a Nd:YAG oscillator/amplifier with phase-conjugation via stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. B 36, 83–92 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Hardy, A.

Hon, D. T.

D. T. Hon, “Applications of wavefront reversal by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Eng. 21, 252–256 (1982).

Hull, D. R.

D. R. Hull, R. A. Lamb, J. R. Digman, “Efficient phase conjugation at high energies using two cells,” Opt. Commun. 72, 104–108 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Studies of a single-frequency stimulated-Brillouin-scattering phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 171–179 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Applications of the Brillouin mirror for the control of high-power lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 152, 120 (1984).

Ibragimov, F. I.

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Ilichev, N. N.

N. N. Ilichev, A. A. Malyutin, P. P. Pashinin, “Laser with diffraction-limited divergence and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1161–1164 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Jackel, S.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, A. Ludmirsky, “Phase-conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers for low repetition rate, high energy, pulsed Nd:glass lasers,” in 6th Metting in Israel on Optical Engineering, R. Finkler, J. Shamir, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1038, 521–530 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Jacobs, A.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Johnson, R.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Karr, T. J.

Kislenko, V. I.

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Konyanev, P. A.

V. E. Zuev, P. A. Konyanev, V. P. Lukin, “Pontentialities of adaptive phase correction of thermal distortions in high-power laser beams,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 32, 1612–1619 (1987).

Koop, C. G.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Kornev, A. F.

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kuzmuk, A. A.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

La Vere, D.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Lalluz, R.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, A. Ludmirsky, “Phase-conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers for low repetition rate, high energy, pulsed Nd:glass lasers,” in 6th Metting in Israel on Optical Engineering, R. Finkler, J. Shamir, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1038, 521–530 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Lamb, R. A.

D. R. Hull, R. A. Lamb, J. R. Digman, “Efficient phase conjugation at high energies using two cells,” Opt. Commun. 72, 104–108 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ludmirsky, A.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, A. Ludmirsky, “Phase-conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers for low repetition rate, high energy, pulsed Nd:glass lasers,” in 6th Metting in Israel on Optical Engineering, R. Finkler, J. Shamir, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1038, 521–530 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Lukin, V. P.

V. E. Zuev, P. A. Konyanev, V. P. Lukin, “Pontentialities of adaptive phase correction of thermal distortions in high-power laser beams,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 32, 1612–1619 (1987).

Lyubimov, V. V.

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mak, A. A.

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Malevich, N. A.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Malyutin, A. A.

N. N. Ilichev, A. A. Malyutin, P. P. Pashinin, “Laser with diffraction-limited divergence and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1161–1164 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Masters, R.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Meng, H.

Mikhailov, S. I.

I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, “Single-mode pulse-periodic oscillator-amplifier system with wavefront reversal,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179–1181 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Mironov, A. B.

I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, “Single-mode pulse-periodic oscillator-amplifier system with wavefront reversal,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179–1181 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Moncur, N. K.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Mostovnikov, V. A.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Nizienko, Y. K.

V. N. Belousov, Y. K. Nizienko, “Powerful Nd:glass laser with composite active elements incorporating WFR cells and output pulse compressors,” Laser Part. Beams, (to be published).

Pankov, V. G.

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Pare, C.

Pashinin, P. P.

P. P. Pashinin, E. I. Shklovsky, “Laser c vrem-serkalom, vkljutchaemuim cobetvennuim satravotchnuim islutcheniem,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 15, 1905–1908 (1988).

P. P. Pashinin, E. J. Shklovsky, “Solid-state lasers with stimulated-Brillouin-scattering mirrors operating in the repetitive-pulse mode,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1957–1961 (1988).
[CrossRef]

N. N. Ilichev, A. A. Malyutin, P. P. Pashinin, “Laser with diffraction-limited divergence and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1161–1164 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Pastukhov, S. A.

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Pepper, D. M.

J. Auyeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, A. Yariv, “A theoretical and experimental investigation of the modes of optical resonators with phase-conjugate mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1180–1188 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Petrenko, R. A.

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Piche, M.

Pismennyi, V. N.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Pohl, D.

D. Pohl, “A new laser Q-switch-technique using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Phys. Lett. 24A, 239–240 (1967).

Rockwell, D. A.

D. A. Rockwell, “A review of phase-conjugate solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124–1139 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. Brusselbach, D. A. Rockwell, “Spectral characterization of self-Q-switched phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA 1986 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1986) p. 38.

D. A. Rockwell, D. S. Sumida, “Solid-state laser power scaling using phase conjugation,” in Phase Conjugation, Beam Combining, and Diagnostics, I. Abramowitz, R. A. Fischer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.739, 2–6 (1987).

Rylov, G. E.

V. S. Arakelyan, G. E. Rylov, “Laser with a wavefront-reversing mirror and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin backscattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 433–434 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Ryoo, D.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Schnurr, A.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Schroeder, W. A.

Shklovsky, E. I.

P. P. Pashinin, E. I. Shklovsky, “Laser c vrem-serkalom, vkljutchaemuim cobetvennuim satravotchnuim islutcheniem,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 15, 1905–1908 (1988).

Shklovsky, E. J.

Siegman, A. E.

Skeldon, M. D.

M. D. Skeldon, R. W. Boyd, “Transverse-mode structure of a phase-conjugate oscillator based on Brillouin-enhanced four wave mixing,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-25, 588–594 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Sobolev, V. B.

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, A. I.

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Strizhevskii, V. L.

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Sumida, D. S.

D. A. Rockwell, D. S. Sumida, “Solid-state laser power scaling using phase conjugation,” in Phase Conjugation, Beam Combining, and Diagnostics, I. Abramowitz, R. A. Fischer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.739, 2–6 (1987).

Tikhonov, E. A.

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Tolstoshev, A. V.

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Valley, G. C.

Valley, M.

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

Yariv, A.

J. Auyeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, A. Yariv, “A theoretical and experimental investigation of the modes of optical resonators with phase-conjugate mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1180–1188 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Yarkoni, E.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zigler, A.

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zubarev, I. G.

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasiuk, I. G. Zubarev, “Prospects of high power lasers using stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 819–823 (1981).

I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, “Single-mode pulse-periodic oscillator-amplifier system with wavefront reversal,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179–1181 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Zuev, V. E.

V. E. Zuev, P. A. Konyanev, V. P. Lukin, “Pontentialities of adaptive phase correction of thermal distortions in high-power laser beams,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 32, 1612–1619 (1987).

AIP Conf. Proc. (1)

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, E. Yarkoni, M. Givon, B. Arad, S. Eliezer, A. Zigler, “New generation of high power laser systems based on multiple-pass amplifiers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 161, 130–132 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

I. D. Carr, D. C. Hanna, “Performance of a Nd:YAG oscillator/amplifier with phase-conjugation via stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. B 36, 83–92 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. (1)

V. E. Zuev, P. A. Konyanev, V. P. Lukin, “Pontentialities of adaptive phase correction of thermal distortions in high-power laser beams,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 32, 1612–1619 (1987).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (4)

D. A. Rockwell, “A review of phase-conjugate solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124–1139 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Auyeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, A. Yariv, “A theoretical and experimental investigation of the modes of optical resonators with phase-conjugate mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1180–1188 (1979).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Skeldon, R. W. Boyd, “Transverse-mode structure of a phase-conjugate oscillator based on Brillouin-enhanced four wave mixing,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-25, 588–594 (1989).
[CrossRef]

N. G. Basov, D. A. Glazkov, V. F. Efimkov, I. G. Zubarev, S. A. Pastukhov, V. B. Sobolev, “Hypersonic phase-conjugation mirror for the reflection of high-power nanosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 470–478 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Spectrosc. (1)

N. M. Artemev, S. A. Batishche, K. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Kuzmuk, N. A. Malevich, V. A. Mostovnikov, V. N. Pismennyi, A. V. Tolstoshev, E. A. Fedorov, “Experimental aspects of the construction of powerful YAG:Nd3+ laser systems with a double-passage amplifier and phase conjugation based on stimulated Mandel’shtam–Brillouin scattering,” J. Appl. Spectrosc. 47, 1239–1242 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) (1)

P. P. Pashinin, E. I. Shklovsky, “Laser c vrem-serkalom, vkljutchaemuim cobetvennuim satravotchnuim islutcheniem,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 15, 1905–1908 (1988).

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. R. Hull, R. A. Lamb, J. R. Digman, “Efficient phase conjugation at high energies using two cells,” Opt. Commun. 72, 104–108 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (2)

D. T. Hon, “Applications of wavefront reversal by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Eng. 21, 252–256 (1982).

P. A. Belanger, “Phase conjugation and optical resonators,” Opt. Eng. 21, 266–270 (1982).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Pohl, “A new laser Q-switch-technique using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Phys. Lett. 24A, 239–240 (1967).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (6)

V. I. Bezrodnyi, F. I. Ibragimov, V. I. Kislenko, R. A. Petrenko, V. L. Strizhevskii, E. A. Tikhonov, “Mechanism of laser Q switching by intracavity stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 382–383 (1980).
[CrossRef]

N. N. Ilichev, A. A. Malyutin, P. P. Pashinin, “Laser with diffraction-limited divergence and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1161–1164 (1982).
[CrossRef]

V. S. Arakelyan, G. E. Rylov, “Laser with a wavefront-reversing mirror and Q switching by stimulated Brillouin backscattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 433–434 (1985).
[CrossRef]

I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, “Single-mode pulse-periodic oscillator-amplifier system with wavefront reversal,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179–1181 (1980).
[CrossRef]

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasiuk, I. G. Zubarev, “Prospects of high power lasers using stimulated scattering,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 819–823 (1981).

K. V. Gratsianov, A. F. Kornev, V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. G. Pankov, A. I. Stepanov, “Investigation of an amplifier with a composite active element and a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1544–1546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Other (7)

D. A. Rockwell, D. S. Sumida, “Solid-state laser power scaling using phase conjugation,” in Phase Conjugation, Beam Combining, and Diagnostics, I. Abramowitz, R. A. Fischer, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.739, 2–6 (1987).

I. Abramowitz, R. A. Fisher, eds., Phase Conjugation, Beam Combining, and Diagnostics, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.739 (1987).

A. Jacobs, K. Bowler, M. Farey, D. La Vere, J. Betts, C. G. Koop, C. Glendening, J. Doyle, A. Schnurr, M. Valley, N. K. Moncur, R. Johnson, R. Masters, D. Ryoo, “Nonlinear optical beam manipulation, beam combining, and atmospheric propagation,” in Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, R. A. Fisher, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.874, 99–106 (1988).

S. Jackel, R. Lalluz, A. Ludmirsky, “Phase-conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers for low repetition rate, high energy, pulsed Nd:glass lasers,” in 6th Metting in Israel on Optical Engineering, R. Finkler, J. Shamir, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1038, 521–530 (1989).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Belousov, Y. K. Nizienko, “Powerful Nd:glass laser with composite active elements incorporating WFR cells and output pulse compressors,” Laser Part. Beams, (to be published).

R. Fisher, ed., Optical Phase Conjugation (Academic, New York, 1983), Chap. 13.

H. Brusselbach, D. A. Rockwell, “Spectral characterization of self-Q-switched phase-conjugate Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA 1986 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1986) p. 38.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the laser oscillator with a SBS cell and auxiliary start-up resonator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Thermal lens of the Nd:YAG rod at different repetition rates and a pump energy of 42 J/pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Stability ranges of the auxiliary resonator as a function of the thermal lens of the laser rod and the spacing between the two telescope lenses that each have a focal length of 30 mm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal profile of the SBS-based laser Q-switched pulse.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Transversal mode profile taken at a distance of 40 cm for a laser pulse from a comparable conventional oscillator without a mode aperture.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Transversal mode profile of the laser pulse from the SBS-based oscillator without a mode aperture at a distance of 66 cm.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Histogram of the laser pulse energy at a repetition rate of 35 Hz. The fluctuations of the pulse energy were 2%.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Average output power of the SBS-based laser as a function of the repetition rate.

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