Abstract

We report what is believed to be the first observation of phase conjugation by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in TeO2 single crystal. The observed very low threshold for phase-conjugate mirror (PCM) formation, high PCM reflectivities in this initial experiment, and commercial availability of material hold promise for a host of practical applications in the near future. The resultant steady-state gain parameter, 100 cm/GW, is to our knowledge the largest ever reported for any SBS material.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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B. Ya. Zel’dovich, N. F. Pilipetsky, and V. V. Shkunov, Principles of Phase Conjugation (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1985), p. 29.

Appl. Opt.

J. Appl. Phys.

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Lett. A

S. Singh, W. A. Bonner, and L. G. Van Uitert, Phys. Lett. A 38, 407 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

A. Dehn, H. J. Eichler, A. Haase, O. Mehl, and J. Schwartz, Proc. SPIE 4303, 65 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other

M. Yoshimura, H. Yoshida, H. Adachi, Y. Mori, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Sasaki, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 356.

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Fig. 1

TeO2 SBS reflectivity data at 1064 nm for three pulse durations tp.

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Fig. 2

Steady-state gain parameter and Brillouin phonon mode lifetime. Points are inferred from experiments for 7.8- and 18.0-ns pulse duration. The theoretical line refers to Eq. (1).

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Table 1 Comparison of TeO2 SBS-Related Parameters with Known Practical Solid-State and Liquid SBS Materials

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gsteady=4π2n7p2τ/cvρλ2,
gtran/gsteady=8tp/Mτ/1+2tp/Mτ2, tp/τ<M/2.

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