Abstract

Stimulated Brillouin scattering beam combining is shown to be extremely sensitive to optical misalignments. For the coupling of two overlapping beams, the angular misalignment bandwidth is of the order of 1 mrad, which corresponds to a separation of ±0.64 beam spot diameter. This occurs for beam displacements normal to the plane defined by the beams’ propagation paths.

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1988 (1)

1987 (1)

V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. E. Yashin, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 51, 330 (1987) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 51, 114 (1987)].

1986 (1)

1981 (1)

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Basov, N. G.

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Cimolino, M. C.

Giuliano, C. R.

Lyubimov, V. V.

V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. E. Yashin, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 51, 330 (1987) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 51, 114 (1987)].

Mak, A. A.

V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. E. Yashin, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 51, 330 (1987) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 51, 114 (1987)].

Mikhailov, S. I.

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Mironov, A. B.

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Moyer, R. H.

Okulov, A. Yu.

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Rockwell, D. A.

Valley, M.

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1975), pp. 110–117.

Yashin, V. E.

V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. E. Yashin, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 51, 330 (1987) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 51, 114 (1987)].

Zubarev, I. G.

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. (1)

V. V. Lyubimov, A. A. Mak, V. E. Yashin, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 51, 330 (1987) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 51, 114 (1987)].

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

N. G. Basov, I. G. Zubarev, A. B. Mironov, S. I. Mikhailov, A. Yu. Okulov, Sov. Phys. JETP 52, 847 (1981).

Other (1)

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1975), pp. 110–117.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experiment described in the text. BS, beam splitter; f, spherical lens; D, detector; POL, polarizer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Data of normalized output intensity versus the angular misalignment of mirror M1 in the plane of Fig. 1 (horizontal) and out of the plane (vertical). The curves are a visual aid, not a best fit of the data

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Top view of the beams’ paths into the SBS cell with the horizontal misalignments of beam 1.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Side view of the beams in the SBS cell with the vertical misalignments of beam 1.

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