Abstract

The performance of a phase-conjugate cavity using a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) reflector to control the spatial and spectral output of a coaxial flash-lamp-pumped dye laser is reported. The divergence of the output from the phase-conjugate laser cavity was measured and shown to be a significant improvement over that of the conventional resonator. Both gaseous and liquid nonlinear materials were used as the SBS media. With the gaseous medium periods of oscillation exceeding 1 μs were observed, which is longer than the FWHM duration of the output from the comparable conventional resonator.

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1989 (2)

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “A flashlamp-pumped dye laser with a SBS phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 311–314 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Osborne, W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Low-divergence operation of a long-pulse excimer laser using a SBS phase-conjugate cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 48, 351–356 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

1987 (1)

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, W. A. Schroeder, “Direct measurement of the acoustic decay times of hypersonic waves generated by SBS,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 328–334 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1980 (2)

1975 (1)

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, “Distribution of absorbed power in flashlamp-pumped dye lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 7, 87–93 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

1973 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

B. B. Snavely, “Flashlamp-excited organic dye lasers,” Proc. IEEE 57, 1374–1390 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Blit, S.

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, “Distribution of absorbed power in flashlamp-pumped dye lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 7, 87–93 (1975).
[CrossRef]

S. Blit, A. Fisher, U. Ganiel, “Early termination of flash-lamp pumped dye laser pulses by shock wave formation,” Appl. Opt. 13, 335–340 (1974).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Case, A. D.

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “A flashlamp-pumped dye laser with a SBS phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 311–314 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Clayton, C. M.

Damzen, M. J.

M. R. Osborne, W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Low-divergence operation of a long-pulse excimer laser using a SBS phase-conjugate cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 48, 351–356 (1989).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “A flashlamp-pumped dye laser with a SBS phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 311–314 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, W. A. Schroeder, “Direct measurement of the acoustic decay times of hypersonic waves generated by SBS,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 328–334 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Davis, J. I.

J. L. Emmett, W. F. Krupke, J. I. Davis, “Laser R+D at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for fusion and isotope separation applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 591–602 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Emmett, J. L.

J. L. Emmett, W. F. Krupke, J. I. Davis, “Laser R+D at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for fusion and isotope separation applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 591–602 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Ewanizky, T. F.

T. F. Ewanizky, R. H. Wright, H. H. Theissing, “Shock-wave termination of laser action in coaxial flashlamp dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 520–521 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Fisher, A.

Ganiel, U.

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, “Distribution of absorbed power in flashlamp-pumped dye lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 7, 87–93 (1975).
[CrossRef]

S. Blit, A. Fisher, U. Ganiel, “Early termination of flash-lamp pumped dye laser pulses by shock wave formation,” Appl. Opt. 13, 335–340 (1974).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goldman, L.

L. Goldman, “Dye lasers in medicine,” in Dye Laser Principles: with Applications, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, London, 1990), pp. 419–432.

Hon, D. T.

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “A flashlamp-pumped dye laser with a SBS phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 311–314 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Osborne, W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Low-divergence operation of a long-pulse excimer laser using a SBS phase-conjugate cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 48, 351–356 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, W. A. Schroeder, “Direct measurement of the acoustic decay times of hypersonic waves generated by SBS,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 328–334 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kaiser, W.

W. Kaiser, M. Maier, “Stimulated Rayleigh, Brillouin and Raman spectroscopy,” in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arrechi, E. O. Shulz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, pp. 1077–1150.

Krokhin, O. N.

O. N. Krokhin, “Generation of high-temperature vapors and plasmas by laser radiation,” in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arrechi, E. O. Shulz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, pp. 1371–1407.

Krupke, W. F.

J. L. Emmett, W. F. Krupke, J. I. Davis, “Laser R+D at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for fusion and isotope separation applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 591–602 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Maier, M.

W. Kaiser, M. Maier, “Stimulated Rayleigh, Brillouin and Raman spectroscopy,” in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arrechi, E. O. Shulz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, pp. 1077–1150.

Osborne, M. R.

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “A flashlamp-pumped dye laser with a SBS phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 311–314 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Osborne, W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Low-divergence operation of a long-pulse excimer laser using a SBS phase-conjugate cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 48, 351–356 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Schelonka, L. P.

Schotland, R. M.

Schroeder, W. A.

M. R. Osborne, W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Low-divergence operation of a long-pulse excimer laser using a SBS phase-conjugate cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 48, 351–356 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, W. A. Schroeder, “Direct measurement of the acoustic decay times of hypersonic waves generated by SBS,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 328–334 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Snavely, B. B.

B. B. Snavely, “Flashlamp-excited organic dye lasers,” Proc. IEEE 57, 1374–1390 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Theissing, H. H.

T. F. Ewanizky, R. H. Wright, H. H. Theissing, “Shock-wave termination of laser action in coaxial flashlamp dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 520–521 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Wright, R. H.

T. F. Ewanizky, R. H. Wright, H. H. Theissing, “Shock-wave termination of laser action in coaxial flashlamp dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 520–521 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. R. Osborne, W. A. Schroeder, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “Low-divergence operation of a long-pulse excimer laser using a SBS phase-conjugate cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 48, 351–356 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. F. Ewanizky, R. H. Wright, H. H. Theissing, “Shock-wave termination of laser action in coaxial flashlamp dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 520–521 (1973).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. L. Emmett, W. F. Krupke, J. I. Davis, “Laser R+D at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for fusion and isotope separation applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 591–602 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, W. A. Schroeder, “Direct measurement of the acoustic decay times of hypersonic waves generated by SBS,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 328–334 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, M. H. R. Hutchinson, “A flashlamp-pumped dye laser with a SBS phase-conjugate resonator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 311–314 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, “Distribution of absorbed power in flashlamp-pumped dye lasers,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 7, 87–93 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE (1)

B. B. Snavely, “Flashlamp-excited organic dye lasers,” Proc. IEEE 57, 1374–1390 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

W. Kaiser, M. Maier, “Stimulated Rayleigh, Brillouin and Raman spectroscopy,” in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arrechi, E. O. Shulz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, pp. 1077–1150.

O. N. Krokhin, “Generation of high-temperature vapors and plasmas by laser radiation,” in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arrechi, E. O. Shulz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, pp. 1371–1407.

L. Goldman, “Dye lasers in medicine,” in Dye Laser Principles: with Applications, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, London, 1990), pp. 419–432.

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