Abstract

A ring self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror with rhodium-doped barium titanate is used to correct aberrations in a laser-diode-pumped zigzag slab Nd:YAG oscillator–amplifier system. A diffraction-limited output of 360 mJ is achieved in a 36-ns pulse duration at a repetition rate of 100 Hz.

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K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
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[CrossRef]

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A. Brignon, S. Senac, J.-L. Ayral, and J.-P. Huignard, Appl. Opt. 37, 3990 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Eichler, B. Liu, A. Haase, O. Mehl, and A. Dehn, Proc. SPIE 3263, 20 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

Arisawa, T.

K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Tei, M. Kato, F. Matsuoka, Y. Niwa, Y. Maruyama, T. Matoba, and T. Arisawa, Appl. Opt. 38, 4548 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ayral, J.-L.

Brignon, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Damzen, M. J.

Dehn, A.

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Eichler, H. J.

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Feinberg, J.

Fischer, B.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 919 (1983).
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Garrett, M. H.

Green, R. P. M.

Haase, A.

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[CrossRef]

Huignard, J.-P.

A. Brignon, S. Senac, J.-L. Ayral, and J.-P. Huignard, Appl. Opt. 37, 3990 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, M. H. Garrett, and I. Mnushkina, Opt. Lett. 22, 215 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CWO2, p. 237.
[CrossRef]

Huot, N.

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CWO2, p. 237.
[CrossRef]

Jonathan, J. M. C.

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CWO2, p. 237.
[CrossRef]

Kato, M.

K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Tei, M. Kato, F. Matsuoka, Y. Niwa, Y. Maruyama, T. Matoba, and T. Arisawa, Appl. Opt. 38, 4548 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Korol’kov, S. A.

Kuzminov, Y. S.

Liu, B.

H. J. Eichler, B. Liu, A. Haase, O. Mehl, and A. Dehn, Proc. SPIE 3263, 20 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Maruyama, Y.

K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Tei, M. Kato, F. Matsuoka, Y. Niwa, Y. Maruyama, T. Matoba, and T. Arisawa, Appl. Opt. 38, 4548 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Matoba, T.

Matsuoka, F.

Mehl, O.

H. J. Eichler, B. Liu, A. Haase, O. Mehl, and A. Dehn, Proc. SPIE 3263, 20 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mnushkina, I.

Niwa, Y.

K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Tei, M. Kato, F. Matsuoka, Y. Niwa, Y. Maruyama, T. Matoba, and T. Arisawa, Appl. Opt. 38, 4548 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pauliat, G.

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CWO2, p. 237.
[CrossRef]

Roosen, G.

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CWO2, p. 237.
[CrossRef]

Senac, S.

Shkunov, V. V.

Syed, K. S.

Tei, K.

K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Tei, M. Kato, F. Matsuoka, Y. Niwa, Y. Maruyama, T. Matoba, and T. Arisawa, Appl. Opt. 38, 4548 (1999).
[CrossRef]

White, J. O.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 919 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 919 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Zozulya, A. A.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 919 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Tei, Y. Niwa, M. Kato, Y. Maruyama, and T. Arisawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5885 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

H. J. Eichler, B. Liu, A. Haase, O. Mehl, and A. Dehn, Proc. SPIE 3263, 20 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CWO2, p. 237.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the phase-conjugate mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

LD-pumped Nd:YAG MOPA system with the phase-conjugate mirror described here: MO, master oscillator; DP, double Pockels cell; FI, Faraday isolator; P’s, polarizers; FR, Faraday rotator; λ/2, half-wave plate; AMP1, AMP2, LD-pumped zigzag slab Nd:YAG amplifiers; PCM, phase-conjugate mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Time evolution of the average output power of the MOPA system.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Time evolution of the output laser pulse of the MOPA system.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Far-field profiles of (a) the output beam from the system with the phase-conjugate mirror and (b) the output beam from a system with an ordinary mirror.

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