Abstract

We report a tunable stimulated-Brillouin-scattering resonator that does not require a starting mirror or a wavelength selector. The resonator is based on the Bragg scattering from the dynamic grating within the active medium itself. The laser dye (Rhodamine 6G dissolved in ethanol) was utilized as the active medium and was pumped by a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser. The quality factor M2 of the output beam was 2.2. A single short pulse <1 ns with a pumping efficiency of 4% was observed.

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1988 (1)

D. A. Rockwell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124 (1988).
[Crossref]

1986 (2)

Z. Bor and A. Müller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 1524 (1986).
[Crossref]

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Commun. 69, 311 (1986).
[Crossref]

1983 (1)

V. E. Yashin and V. I. Kryzhanovskii, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 101 (1983).

1972 (1)

J. E. Bjorkholm and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 306 (1972).
[Crossref]

1971 (1)

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, and H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[Crossref]

Aboites, V.

Bjorkholm, J. E.

J. E. Bjorkholm and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 306 (1972).
[Crossref]

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, and H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[Crossref]

Bor, Z.

Z. Bor and A. Müller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 1524 (1986).
[Crossref]

Case, A. D.

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Commun. 69, 311 (1986).
[Crossref]

Damzen, M. J.

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Commun. 69, 311 (1986).
[Crossref]

Damzon, M. J.

Fujita, H.

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Commun. 69, 311 (1986).
[Crossref]

Hutchinson, M. R.

Kaiser, W.

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Kmetik, V.

Kogelnik, H.

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[Crossref]

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V. E. Yashin and V. I. Kryzhanovskii, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 101 (1983).

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Müller, A.

Z. Bor and A. Müller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 1524 (1986).
[Crossref]

Nakasuka, M.

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A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Commun. 69, 311 (1986).
[Crossref]

Pilpetsky, N. F.

B. Y. Zel'dovich, N. F. Pilpetsky, and V. V. Shkunov, Principles of Phase Conjugation (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985).
[Crossref]

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D. A. Rockwell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124 (1988).
[Crossref]

Shank, C. V.

J. E. Bjorkholm and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 306 (1972).
[Crossref]

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, and H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[Crossref]

Shkunov, V. V.

B. Y. Zel'dovich, N. F. Pilpetsky, and V. V. Shkunov, Principles of Phase Conjugation (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985).
[Crossref]

Soan, P. J.

Yamanaka, T.

Yashin, V. E.

V. E. Yashin and V. I. Kryzhanovskii, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 101 (1983).

Yoshida, H.

Yosida, K.

Zel'dovich, B. Y.

B. Y. Zel'dovich, N. F. Pilpetsky, and V. V. Shkunov, Principles of Phase Conjugation (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, and H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[Crossref]

J. E. Bjorkholm and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 306 (1972).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

D. A. Rockwell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124 (1988).
[Crossref]

Z. Bor and A. Müller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 1524 (1986).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. D. Case, M. R. Osborne, M. J. Damzen, and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Commun. 69, 311 (1986).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) (1)

V. E. Yashin and V. I. Kryzhanovskii, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 101 (1983).

Other (2)

W. Kaiser and M. Maier, in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arecchi and E. O. Schulz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, New York, 1972), Vol. 2, pp. 1119–1120.

B. Y. Zel'dovich, N. F. Pilpetsky, and V. V. Shkunov, Principles of Phase Conjugation (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985).
[Crossref]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a DFL coupled with SBS. The beam splitter has 50% reflectance at a 45° incidence angle; M1–M3 are full mirrors; M4 is an output coupler (30% reflectance).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spatial profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output pulse profiles (a) in a long cavity and (b) in a short cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output energy versus pumping energy.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output spectra of a SBS resonator with and without a gain grating.

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