Abstract

A 20-nsec Nd:YAG laser pulse is compressed to a 2-nsec phase-conjugated pulse in a tapered glass tube filled with methane at 130 atm. A comparison with stimulated-Raman-scattering pulse compression is made. A semiclassical theory is proposed that agrees well with experimental results.

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1980

P. Labudde, Opt. Commun. 32, 385 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979

V. F. Efimkov, Sov. Phys. JETP 50, 267 (1979).

J. J. Ewing, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 368 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Murray, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 342 (1979).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Lowdermilk, G. I. Kachen, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 3871 (1979).
[CrossRef]

A. Penzkofer, Prog. Quantum Electron. 6, 55 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1978

I. M. Beldyugin, E. M. Zemskov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 8, 1163 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1976

K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 185 (1976).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Lugovoi, V. N. Streltsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 971 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975

N. Tan-No, Phys. Rev. A 12, 159 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1974

A. Z. Grasyuk, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 380 (1974).
[CrossRef]

G. D. Crow, Appl. Opt. 13, 467 (1974).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1972

R. G. Smith, Appl. Opt. 11, 2489 (1972).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 69 (1972).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Zeldovich, JETP Lett. 15, 109 (1972).

1969

M. Maier, Phys. Rev. 177, 580 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1968

W. H. Culver, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 189 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1967

A. J. Glass, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 516 (1967).
[CrossRef]

J. Walder, C. L. Tang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 623 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Beldyugin, I. M.

I. M. Beldyugin, E. M. Zemskov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 8, 1163 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Crow, G. D.

Culver, W. H.

W. H. Culver, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 189 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Efimkov, V. F.

V. F. Efimkov, Sov. Phys. JETP 50, 267 (1979).

Ewing, J. J.

J. J. Ewing, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 368 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Glass, A. J.

A. J. Glass, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 516 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Grasyuk, A. Z.

A. Z. Grasyuk, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 380 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Hill, K. O.

K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 185 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Hon, D. T.

D. T. Hon, presented at the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, Boston, Mass., 1980.

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Kachen, G. I.

W. H. Lowdermilk, G. I. Kachen, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 3871 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Kaiser, W.

W. Kaiser, M. Maier, in Laser Handbook (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, p. 1078.

Kovalev, V. I.

V. I. Kovalev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 69 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Labudde, P.

P. Labudde, Opt. Commun. 32, 385 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Lowdermilk, W. H.

W. H. Lowdermilk, G. I. Kachen, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 3871 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Lugovoi, V. N.

V. N. Lugovoi, V. N. Streltsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 971 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Maier, M.

M. Maier, Phys. Rev. 177, 580 (1969).
[CrossRef]

W. Kaiser, M. Maier, in Laser Handbook (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, p. 1078.

Murray, J. R.

J. R. Murray, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 342 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Penzkofer, A.

A. Penzkofer, Prog. Quantum Electron. 6, 55 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. G.

Stolen, R. H.

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Streltsov, V. N.

V. N. Lugovoi, V. N. Streltsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 971 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

J. Walder, C. L. Tang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 623 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Tan-No, N.

N. Tan-No, Phys. Rev. A 12, 159 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Walder, J.

J. Walder, C. L. Tang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 623 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

See, for example, A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975), Sees. 14.9 and 19.5.

Zeldovich, B. Y.

B. Y. Zeldovich, JETP Lett. 15, 109 (1972).

Zemskov, E. M.

I. M. Beldyugin, E. M. Zemskov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 8, 1163 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

E. P. Ippen, R. H. Stolen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 539 (1972).
[CrossRef]

K. O. Hill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 185 (1976).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Culver, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 189 (1968).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. J. Glass, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 516 (1967).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Ewing, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 368 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Murray, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 342 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

W. H. Lowdermilk, G. I. Kachen, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 3871 (1979).
[CrossRef]

JETP Lett.

B. Y. Zeldovich, JETP Lett. 15, 109 (1972).

Opt. Commun.

P. Labudde, Opt. Commun. 32, 385 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev.

M. Maier, Phys. Rev. 177, 580 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

N. Tan-No, Phys. Rev. A 12, 159 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. Walder, C. L. Tang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 623 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Quantum Electron.

A. Penzkofer, Prog. Quantum Electron. 6, 55 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

I. M. Beldyugin, E. M. Zemskov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 8, 1163 (1978).
[CrossRef]

A. Z. Grasyuk, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 380 (1974).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Lugovoi, V. N. Streltsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 971 (1976).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 69 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP

V. F. Efimkov, Sov. Phys. JETP 50, 267 (1979).

Other

D. T. Hon, presented at the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, Boston, Mass., 1980.

See, for example, A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975), Sees. 14.9 and 19.5.

W. Kaiser, M. Maier, in Laser Handbook (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. 2, p. 1078.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of experiment: O, oscillator; P, polarizer; Q, λ/4 plate; A, amplifier; C, SBS cell; and D’s, detectors. (b) Input, throughput, and SBS signals as detected by D1, D2, and D3, respectively, in a two-step pulse compression.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Time sequence of SBS compression of a square incident pulse in a tapered light guide.

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Table 1 Comparison between SRS and SBS for a Typical Liquid in the Visible Regime

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I s z + n c I s t = σ I s I L , I L z + n c I L t = σ I s I L ,
2 ρ t 2 + υ 2 Δ ρ + η ρ 0 Δ ρ t = γ e 8 π Δ ( E ) 2 ,
ρ = 1 2 { ρ exp [ i ( kz ωt ) ] + c . c . } etc .,
2 ρ t 2 ( 2 ρ t + Γ ρ ) = γ e k 2 8 π E L E S * .
E L z + n E s c t = i ω s 4 cn γ e ρ 0 E L ρ * ,
E L z + n E L c t = i ω L γ e 4 cn ρ 0 E s ρ .
k 0 2 k L , ω 0 2 n υ 0 ω L / c ,
r = tanh 2 ( πl M 2 I 0 / 2 λ ) ,
M 2 = n 6 P 12 2 / ρ 0 υ 0 3 ,
r sin 2 ( πl M 2 I 0 / 2 λ ) .
( d N s / d t ) = ( d N 0 / d t ) ,
T = 2 nL / c .
N s = N 0 .
0 = N 0 ω 0 = ( L r ω 0 / ω s ) ,
I 0 0 υ 0 / L d 2 r L ω 0 υ 0 / L d 2 ω L .
l ( λc / 2 n 4 p 12 ) ρ 0 υ 0 / P ,
δT nl / c ( λ / 2 n 3 p 12 ) ρ 0 υ 0 / P .
P c ( 2 nΛP / cδT ) ( 4 Λ n 4 p 12 p 3 / 2 / ρ 0 υ 0 ) ,
( δT ) M ( Λ λ 2 ρ 0 υ 0 / 2 c P m n 5 p 12 ) 1 / 3 ,

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