Abstract

We demonstrate stimulated Brillouin scattering compression of diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser pulses with a 3-ns duration into 350-ps pulses at a pulse-repetition rate of 100  Hz for what is believed to be the first time. The output pulse energy was 6.5  mJ, with a beam-quality factor M2 of 1.15, and after final amplification the energy reached 36  mJ, with M2 of 2.5.

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Bente, E.

D. Burns, T. Südmeyer, M. Hetterich, A. I. Ferguson, E. Bente, and M. D. Dawson, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 254.

Braun, B.

Brignon, A.

Burns, D.

D. Burns, T. Südmeyer, M. Hetterich, A. I. Ferguson, E. Bente, and M. D. Dawson, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 254.

Daido, H.

Dawson, M. D.

D. Burns, T. Südmeyer, M. Hetterich, A. I. Ferguson, E. Bente, and M. D. Dawson, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 254.

Dill, C.

Erhard, S.

Ferguson, A. I.

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Fiedorowich, H.

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Giesen, A.

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Hüvel, R.

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Karszewski, M.

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Moser, M.

Nakatsuka, M.

Ohtake, H.

Z. Liu, S. Izumida, S. Ono, H. Ohtake, and N. Sarukura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3622 (1999).
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Pocholle, J.-P.

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[CrossRef]

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Yamanaka, T.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup (see text for definitions).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace of laser pulse (a) after the MO and (b) after A2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

One-pass small-signal gain versus diode-pump peak power for Nd concentrations of 1% (curve 1) and 0.8% (curve 2).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of the output pulse energy of A3 on input pulse energy.

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