A master-oscillator power-amplifier with stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) beam cleanup or wavefront reversal typically incorporates a Faraday isolator to outcouple the Stokes light, limiting the power scalability. Volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) have the potential for scaling to higher powers. We report here the results of tests on a VBG designed to resolve wavelengths 0.060 nm apart, corresponding to the 16 GHz frequency shift for SBS backscattering at 1064 nm in fused silica. Such an element may also find use in between stages of fiber amplifiers, for blocking the Stokes wave.
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