Abstract

A phase conjugating mirror combining a fused silica rod and an optical fiber is presented. This configuration combines a large diameter fused silica rod with a high laser damage threshold and an optical fiber with a low stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) threshold. The composed SBS generator–amplifier construction, similar to the two-cell type makes a forced SBS process, in which the Stokes beam reflected by the fiber is injected into the fused silica rod. Using this combined phase conjugating mirror in a laser-diode-pumped laser master oscillator power amplifier system, we obtained 42% SBS reflectivity at most at 100Hz repetition rate. At the same time, the inverse beam quality parameter M2 is reduced from 3 to 1.6, while at 400Hz repetition rate, M2 is reduced from 4 to 1.7.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the combined phase conjugating mirror: P 1 , 2 , polarizers; A 1 , 2 , amplifiers; L 1 4 , lenses; G 1 , glass plate; QR, 90° quartz rotator.

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Fig. 2

SBS reflectivity of combined phase conjugating mirror, fused silica rod, and fiber at 100 Hz repetition rate.

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Fig. 3

At 100 Hz repetition rate, the far-field laser patterns after double pass of (a) the combined phase conjugating mirror, (b) the fused silica rod, and (c) the 0° HR mirror.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SBS reflectivity with combined phase conjugating mirror and fused silica rod at 400 Hz repetition rate.

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