Abstract

We report, for the first time to our knowledge, on picosecond-pulse optical phase conjugation using photorefractive Sn2P2S6 crystals. For 7.2-ps pulses at 1.06 μm, we have achieved phase-conjugate reflectivities of up to 45% with very fast build-up times, about 15 ms at an intensity of 23 W/cm2 using Te-doped Sn2P2S6. We furthermore demonstrate aberration-free 5 W optical output of 8-ps pulses at 1.06 μm from a side pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier using the Sn2P2S6-based phase-conjugate feedback.

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2009 (5)

Y. He and B. J. Orr, "Self-adaptive, narrowband tuning of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator and a continuouswave diode laser via phase-conjugate photorefractive cavity reflectors: verification by high-resolution spectroscopy," Appl. Phys. B 96, 545-560 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Shumelyuk, M. Wesner, M. Imlau, and S. Odoulov, "Wave mixing in nominally undoped Sn2P2S6 at high light intensities," Appl. Phys. B 95, 497-503 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Mosimann, F. Juvalta, M. Jazbinsek, Gunter, and A. A. Grabar, "Photorefractive waveguides in He+ implanted pure and Te-doped Sn2P2S6," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 444-449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Maxein, J. Buckers, D. Haertle, and K. Buse, "Photorefraction in LiNbO3:Fe crystals with femtosecond pulses at 532 nm," Appl. Phys. B 95, 399-405 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (5)

V. Reboud, N. Dubreuil, P. Fournet, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, and D. Rytz, "Single-mode output power enhancement of an extended cavity broad-area laser diode by an intracavity photorefractive crystal," Appl. Phys. B 87(2), 233-237 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, P. Georges, G. Lucas-Leclin, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, "Review of photorefractive materials: an application to laser beam cleanup," C. R. Phys. 8, 234-242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. Nawata, M. Okida, K. Furuki, and T. Omatsu, "MW ps pulse generation at sub-MHz repetition rates from a phase-conjugate Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier," Opt. Express 15, 9123-9128 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Bach, M. Jazbinsek, P. Gunter, A. A. Grabar, and Y. M. Vysochanskii, "Tailoring of infrared photorefractive properties of Sn2P2S6 crystals by Te and Sb doping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1535-1541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. Mosimann, P. Marty, T. Bach, F. Juvalta, M. Jazbinsek, P. Gunter, and A. A. Grabar, "High-speed photorefraction at telecommunication wavelength 1.55 μm in Sn2P2S6:Te," Opt. Lett. 32, 3230-3232 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

2004 (1)

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2510-2514 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe, and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A:Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 467-470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Roosen, S. Bernhardt, and P. Delaye, "Ba0.77Ca0.23TiO3: a new photorefractive material to replace BaTiO3 in applications," Opt. Mater. 23, 243-251 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Jazbinsek, G. Montemezzani, P. Gunter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Y. M. Vysochanskii, "Fast nearinfrared self-pumped phase conjugation with photorefractive Sn2P2S6," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1241-1246 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

T. Omatsu and M. J. Damzen, "Multi-watt cw output from a double-pass diode side-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a Rh:BaTiO3 phase conjugator," Opt. Commun. 198, 135-139 (2001).
[CrossRef]

R. Ryf, G. Montemezzani, P. G¨unter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Yu. M. Vysochanskii, "High-frame-rate joint Fourier-transform correlator based on Sn2P2S6 crystal," Opt. Lett. 21, 1666-1668 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1998 (2)

J. L. Blows, T. Omatsu, J. Dawes, H. Pask, and M. Tateda, "Heat generation in Nd:YVO4 with and without laser action," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1727-1729 (1998).
[CrossRef]

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, and G. Roosen, "Characterization and optimization of a ring self-pumped phaseconjugate mirror at 1.06 μm with BaTiO3:Rh," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1992-1999 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (3)

1996 (1)

G. von Bally, F. Rickermann, S. Odoulov, and A. Shumelyuk, "Near-infrared holographic recording in Sn2P2S6 with nanosecond pulses," Phys. Status Solidi A 157, 199-204 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

M. J. Damzen, N. P. Barry, and M. Buttinger, "High-intensity effects in self-pumped photorefractive phaseconjugation using nanosecond pulses," J. Mod. Opt. 42, 2051-2057 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1983 (2)

G. C. Valley, "Short-pulse grating formation in photorefractive materials," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1637-1645 (1983).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, "Passive phase conjugate mirror based on self-induced oscillation in an optical ring cavity," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 919-921 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Alcock, A. J.

Amano, M.

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe, and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A:Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 467-470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Arisawa, T.

Bach, T.

Bacher, G. D.

Barry, N.

Barry, N. P.

M. J. Damzen, N. P. Barry, and M. Buttinger, "High-intensity effects in self-pumped photorefractive phaseconjugation using nanosecond pulses," J. Mod. Opt. 42, 2051-2057 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bernard, J. E.

Bernhardt, S.

G. Roosen, S. Bernhardt, and P. Delaye, "Ba0.77Ca0.23TiO3: a new photorefractive material to replace BaTiO3 in applications," Opt. Mater. 23, 243-251 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Blows, J. L.

J. L. Blows, T. Omatsu, J. Dawes, H. Pask, and M. Tateda, "Heat generation in Nd:YVO4 with and without laser action," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1727-1729 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bream, P.

J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brignon, A.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, P. Georges, G. Lucas-Leclin, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, "Review of photorefractive materials: an application to laser beam cleanup," C. R. Phys. 8, 234-242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, M. H. Garrett, and I. Mnushkina, "Nd:YAG master-oscillator power amplifier with a rhodium-doped BaTiO3 self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror," Opt. Lett. 22, 442-444 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buckers, J.

D. Maxein, J. Buckers, D. Haertle, and K. Buse, "Photorefraction in LiNbO3:Fe crystals with femtosecond pulses at 532 nm," Appl. Phys. B 95, 399-405 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bull, S.

J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Buse, K.

D. Maxein, J. Buckers, D. Haertle, and K. Buse, "Photorefraction in LiNbO3:Fe crystals with femtosecond pulses at 532 nm," Appl. Phys. B 95, 399-405 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Buttinger, M.

M. J. Damzen, N. P. Barry, and M. Buttinger, "High-intensity effects in self-pumped photorefractive phaseconjugation using nanosecond pulses," J. Mod. Opt. 42, 2051-2057 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Cronin-Golomb, M.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, "Passive phase conjugate mirror based on self-induced oscillation in an optical ring cavity," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 919-921 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

T. Omatsu and M. J. Damzen, "Multi-watt cw output from a double-pass diode side-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a Rh:BaTiO3 phase conjugator," Opt. Commun. 198, 135-139 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen, N. P. Barry, and M. Buttinger, "High-intensity effects in self-pumped photorefractive phaseconjugation using nanosecond pulses," J. Mod. Opt. 42, 2051-2057 (1995).
[CrossRef]

N. Barry, L. Duffault, R. Troth, R. Ramosgarcia, and M. J. Damzen, "Comparison between continuous-wave and pulsed photorefraction in barium-titanate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1758-1763 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J.

J. L. Blows, T. Omatsu, J. Dawes, H. Pask, and M. Tateda, "Heat generation in Nd:YVO4 with and without laser action," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1727-1729 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Delaye, P.

G. Roosen, S. Bernhardt, and P. Delaye, "Ba0.77Ca0.23TiO3: a new photorefractive material to replace BaTiO3 in applications," Opt. Mater. 23, 243-251 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dubreuil, N.

V. Reboud, N. Dubreuil, P. Fournet, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, and D. Rytz, "Single-mode output power enhancement of an extended cavity broad-area laser diode by an intracavity photorefractive crystal," Appl. Phys. B 87(2), 233-237 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Duffault, L.

Erbert, G.

J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Feinberg, J.

Fischer, B.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, "Passive phase conjugate mirror based on self-induced oscillation in an optical ring cavity," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 919-921 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Fournet, P.

V. Reboud, N. Dubreuil, P. Fournet, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, and D. Rytz, "Single-mode output power enhancement of an extended cavity broad-area laser diode by an intracavity photorefractive crystal," Appl. Phys. B 87(2), 233-237 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Furuki, K.

G¨unter, P.

T. Bach, M. Jazbinsek, P. G¨unter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Y. M. Vysochanskii, "Self pumped optical phase conjugation at 1.06 μm in Te-doped Sn2P2S6," Opt. Express 13, 9890-9896 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ryf, G. Montemezzani, P. G¨unter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Yu. M. Vysochanskii, "High-frame-rate joint Fourier-transform correlator based on Sn2P2S6 crystal," Opt. Lett. 21, 1666-1668 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Garrett, M. H.

Georges, P.

J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, P. Georges, G. Lucas-Leclin, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, "Review of photorefractive materials: an application to laser beam cleanup," C. R. Phys. 8, 234-242 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Goto, M.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2510-2514 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe, and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A:Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 467-470 (2003).
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T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe, and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A:Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 467-470 (2003).
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Y. He and B. J. Orr, "Self-adaptive, narrowband tuning of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator and a continuouswave diode laser via phase-conjugate photorefractive cavity reflectors: verification by high-resolution spectroscopy," Appl. Phys. B 96, 545-560 (2009).
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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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V. Reboud, N. Dubreuil, P. Fournet, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, and D. Rytz, "Single-mode output power enhancement of an extended cavity broad-area laser diode by an intracavity photorefractive crystal," Appl. Phys. B 87(2), 233-237 (2007).
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A. Shumelyuk, M. Wesner, M. Imlau, and S. Odoulov, "Wave mixing in nominally undoped Sn2P2S6 at high light intensities," Appl. Phys. B 95, 497-503 (2009).
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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, L. Lang, Z. C. Zhang, D. Paboeuf, G. Pauliat, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, R. C. I. MacKenzie, P. Bream, S. Bull, K. H. Hasler, B. Sumpf, H. Wenzel, G. Erbert, B. Thestrup, P. M. Petersen, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins, "Design and simulation of next-generation high-power, high-brightness laser diodes," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 993-1008 (2009).
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R. Ryf, G. Montemezzani, P. G¨unter, A. A. Grabar, I. M. Stoika, and Yu. M. Vysochanskii, "High-frame-rate joint Fourier-transform correlator based on Sn2P2S6 crystal," Opt. Lett. 21, 1666-1668 (2001).
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T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe, and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A:Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 467-470 (2003).
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Wenzel, H.

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A. Shumelyuk, M. Wesner, M. Imlau, and S. Odoulov, "Wave mixing in nominally undoped Sn2P2S6 at high light intensities," Appl. Phys. B 95, 497-503 (2009).
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Y. He and B. J. Orr, "Self-adaptive, narrowband tuning of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator and a continuouswave diode laser via phase-conjugate photorefractive cavity reflectors: verification by high-resolution spectroscopy," Appl. Phys. B 96, 545-560 (2009).
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M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, "Passive phase conjugate mirror based on self-induced oscillation in an optical ring cavity," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 919-921 (1983).
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L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, P. Georges, G. Lucas-Leclin, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, "Review of photorefractive materials: an application to laser beam cleanup," C. R. Phys. 8, 234-242 (2007).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Set-up for the ring-cavity self-pumped optical phase conjugation with Sn2P2S6:Te. (b) Phase conjugate reflectivity R as a function of time at the wavelength of 1.06 μm for 7.2 ps pulses. The rise time τ is about 15 ms for an intensity of 23 W/cm2.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Response rate 1/τ (a) and phase-conjugate reflectivity R (b) as a function of the input intensity at 1.06 μm wavelength, 7.2 ps pulse width, and 100 MHz repetition rate (full circles). For comparison, we added the data obtained with a cw laser from Ref. [24] (open squares).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematic illustration of the phase-conjugate MOPA set-up.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power of the diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a Sn2P2S6:Te phase-conjugate mirror as a function of the pump power (circles). The highest output power of more than 5 W is reached at a pump level of 46 W. For comparison, results with BaTiO3:Rh are also shown (crosses).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Spatial profile of the original signal beam and of the double-pass amplified output beam with the Sn2P2S6:Te phase-conjugate mirror.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Autocorrelation trace of the master laser beam (the measured trace corresponds to FWHM= 6.9 ps), the single-pass amplified beam (FWHM= 8.3 ps) and the double-pass amplified output beam with the Sn2P2S6:Te phase-conjugate mirror (FWHM= 8.6 ps). For this measurement, the average output power from the phase-conjugate MOPA was P = 2.5 W. (b) Spectrum of the master laser and the phase-conjugate beam with the Sn2P2S6:Te phase-conjugate mirror (without the amplifier). No significant shift or broadening of the spectrum can be observed.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

(a) Dynamics of the output signal without pumping using 200-mW average-power ps signal beam. (b) Dynamics of the relative output signal (P 21W - P 18.5W) after switching the pump power from 18.5 W to 21 W, when the phase conjugation is already built up, using 15-mW average-power ps signal beam.

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