Abstract

A master oscillator power amplifier system comprising a cw Nd:YAG master oscillator, a quasi-cw diode-pumped power amplifier, and a fiber-based stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugate mirror is reported. A 12-pass amplifier configuration is employed to achieve high gain in a small-length slab amplifier. Residual and pump-induced optical inhomogeneities in the slab are corrected by the fiber phase conjugator to achieve diffraction-limited output beam quality. 300W quasi-cw output and a maximal attainable gain of 150 for the system are obtained.

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H. Li and K. Ogusu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 38, 6309 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Harrison, V. I. Kovalev, W. Lu, and D. Yu, Opt. Commun. 163, 208 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, Opt. Commun. 166, 89 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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H. J. Eichler, A. Haase, and R. Menzel, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 261 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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N. F. Andreev, E. A. Khazanov, and G. A. Pasmanik, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 330 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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

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V. I. Kovalev, M. B. Suvorov, and F. S. Faizullov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1038 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985

I. D. Carr and D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. B 36, 83 (1985).
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B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1980

I. G. Zubarev, A. V. Mironov, and S. I. Mikhailov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1970

J. D. Foster and L. M. Osterink, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 3656 (1970).
[CrossRef]

1969

V. V. Ragulskii and F. S. Faizullov, Opt. Spektrosk. 27, 707 (1969).

1968

M. Maier, Phys. Rev. 166, 113 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1964

T. I. Kuznetsova and S. G. Rautian, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 7, 682 (1964).

Anan’ev, Yu. A.

Yu. A. Anan’ev, Optical Resonators and the Problem of Laser Radiation Divergence (Nauka, 1979).

Andreev, N. F.

N. F. Andreev, E. A. Khazanov, and G. A. Pasmanik, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 330 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Berg, J. G.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Borisov, B. N.

B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Borodulina, O. S.

B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Carr, I. D.

I. D. Carr and D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. B 36, 83 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Cook, G.

Davies, A. P. G.

Eichler, H. J.

H. J. Eichler, A. Haase, and R. Menzel, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 261 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Faizullov, F. S.

V. I. Kovalev, M. B. Suvorov, and F. S. Faizullov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1038 (1986).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ragulskii and F. S. Faizullov, Opt. Spektrosk. 27, 707 (1969).

Foster, J. D.

J. D. Foster and L. M. Osterink, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 3656 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Haase, A.

H. J. Eichler, A. Haase, and R. Menzel, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 261 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

I. D. Carr and D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. B 36, 83 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Harpole, G. M.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Harrison, R. G.

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, Opt. Lett. 30, 3389 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Harrison, V. I. Kovalev, W. Lu, and D. Yu, Opt. Commun. 163, 208 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, Opt. Commun. 166, 89 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hilyard, R. C.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Injeyan, H.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Khazanov, E. A.

N. F. Andreev, E. A. Khazanov, and G. A. Pasmanik, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 330 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 4th ed. (Springer-Verlag, 1996).
[CrossRef]

Kovalev, V. I.

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, Opt. Lett. 30, 3389 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Harrison, V. I. Kovalev, W. Lu, and D. Yu, Opt. Commun. 163, 208 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, Opt. Commun. 166, 89 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev, M. B. Suvorov, and F. S. Faizullov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1038 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kruzhilin, Yu. I.

B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kuznetsova, T. I.

T. I. Kuznetsova and S. G. Rautian, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 7, 682 (1964).

Li, H.

H. Li and K. Ogusu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 38, 6309 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lu, W.

R. G. Harrison, V. I. Kovalev, W. Lu, and D. Yu, Opt. Commun. 163, 208 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Maier, M.

M. Maier, Phys. Rev. 166, 113 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Maslakov, S. Yu.

B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Melnikov, A. V.

B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Menzel, R.

H. J. Eichler, A. Haase, and R. Menzel, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 261 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, S. I.

I. G. Zubarev, A. V. Mironov, and S. I. Mikhailov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Mironov, A. V.

I. G. Zubarev, A. V. Mironov, and S. I. Mikhailov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Mordaunt, D. W.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ogusu, K.

H. Li and K. Ogusu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 38, 6309 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Osterink, L. M.

J. D. Foster and L. M. Osterink, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 3656 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Pasmanik, G. A.

N. F. Andreev, E. A. Khazanov, and G. A. Pasmanik, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 330 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Pierre, R. J. St.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ragulskii, V. V.

V. V. Ragulskii and F. S. Faizullov, Opt. Spektrosk. 27, 707 (1969).

Rautian, S. G.

T. I. Kuznetsova and S. G. Rautian, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 7, 682 (1964).

Rockwell, D. A.

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

Scott, A. M.

Senn, P.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Suvorov, M. B.

V. I. Kovalev, M. B. Suvorov, and F. S. Faizullov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1038 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Weber, M. E.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wickham, M. G.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yu, D.

R. G. Harrison, V. I. Kovalev, W. Lu, and D. Yu, Opt. Commun. 163, 208 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zubarev, I. G.

I. G. Zubarev, A. V. Mironov, and S. I. Mikhailov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

I. D. Carr and D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. B 36, 83 (1985).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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

N. F. Andreev, E. A. Khazanov, and G. A. Pasmanik, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 330 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and P. Senn, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 53 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz.

T. I. Kuznetsova and S. G. Rautian, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 7, 682 (1964).

J. Appl. Phys.

J. D. Foster and L. M. Osterink, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 3656 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1

H. Li and K. Ogusu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 38, 6309 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

R. G. Harrison, V. I. Kovalev, W. Lu, and D. Yu, Opt. Commun. 163, 208 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, Opt. Commun. 166, 89 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Quantum Electron.

H. J. Eichler, A. Haase, and R. Menzel, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 261 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Spektrosk.

V. V. Ragulskii and F. S. Faizullov, Opt. Spektrosk. 27, 707 (1969).

Phys. Rev.

M. Maier, Phys. Rev. 166, 113 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

V. I. Kovalev, M. B. Suvorov, and F. S. Faizullov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 1038 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. G. Zubarev, A. V. Mironov, and S. I. Mikhailov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1179 (1980).
[CrossRef]

B. N. Borisov, O. S. Borodulina, Yu. I. Kruzhilin, S. Yu. Maslakov, and A. V. Melnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1411 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Other

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 4th ed. (Springer-Verlag, 1996).
[CrossRef]

Yu. A. Anan’ev, Optical Resonators and the Problem of Laser Radiation Divergence (Nauka, 1979).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical scheme of the MOPA. 1, Cw master oscillator; 2, Faraday isolator; 3, amplifier; 4, λ 2 plate; 5, prisms; 6, telescopes; 7, mirrors; 8, coupling lens; 9, optical fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

a, Far-field distributions of the input beam from the master oscillator measured in front of mirror 7 (Fig. 1); b, amplified beam after six passes through the slab amplifier measured in front of lens 8 (Fig. 1); c, MOPA output beam at an output power of 300 W .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

a, Oscilloscope traces of the input signal from the master oscillator; b, amplified signal after six passes through the slab; c, MOPA output signal. Time scales are, a, 0.5 and b, c, 0.2 ms /div.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Radiation power after six passes through the amplifier, P 6 (filled circles), and at the output of the MOPA SPC system, P out ( = P 12 ) (open circles) versus the current driving the diodes for pumping the amplifier slab. The dotted–dashed curve is the corresponding P out = P in ( G 6 T ) 2 R ; solid curves are the results of calculations from Eqs. (1, 2).

Equations (2)

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k g 0 L = ln G k + [ P in ( G k 1 ) P s ] [ ( 1 G 1 k ) ( 1 G 1 1 ) ] ,
12 g 0 L = ln G Σ + P in ( G Σ 1 ) P s ( 1 G 1 6 ) ( 1 G 1 1 ) ( R G 1 6 + 1 ) .

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