Abstract

We have found that it is possible to preserve the temporal waveform of the reflected wave generated from stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) by using a prepulse technique. The waveform of the SBS wave usually shows a steep rising edge in the ordinary SBS process. It has been found that the waveform of the reflected wave depends on both the prepulse energy and the time delay between the main pulse and the prepulses. A prepulse energy of 5mJ and a time delay of 5ns have been measured to be the optimum values under the experimental conditions. This prepulse method is useful in developing a multistage system employing several SBS cells in series for high-power laser applications.

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H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, D. W. Lee, and H. Guo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051111 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Lee, H. J. Kong, and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 161109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, V. Kmetik, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Yamanaka, and K. Yoshida, Appl. Opt. 36, 3739 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

1988 (1)

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

1980 (2)

1967 (1)

G. D. Baldwin and E. P. Riedel, J. Appl. Phys. 38, 2726 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Baldwin, G. D.

G. D. Baldwin and E. P. Riedel, J. Appl. Phys. 38, 2726 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Byun, J. O.

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dane, C. B.

Fujita, H.

Guo, H.

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[CrossRef]

Hackel, L. A.

Hon, D. T.

Kim, H.

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kmetik, V.

Kong, H. J.

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, D. W. Lee, and H. Guo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051111 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Lee, H. J. Kong, and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 161109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, D. W.

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, D. W. Lee, and H. Guo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051111 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 55 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. Y.

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. K.

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, D. W. Lee, and H. Guo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051111 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 55 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Lee, H. J. Kong, and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 161109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, M.

Neuman, W. A.

Park, H. S.

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pepper, D. M.

Riedel, E. P.

G. D. Baldwin and E. P. Riedel, J. Appl. Phys. 38, 2726 (1967).
[CrossRef]

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

Shen, Y. R.

Y. R. Shen, Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, 2003), Chap. 11.

Shin, Y. S.

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yamanaka, T.

Yariv, A.

Yoshida, H.

Yoshida, K.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, D. W. Lee, and H. Guo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051111 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Lee, H. J. Kong, and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 161109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

G. D. Baldwin and E. P. Riedel, J. Appl. Phys. 38, 2726 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Laser Part. Beams (2)

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 55 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kong, S. K. Lee, and D. W. Lee, Laser Part. Beams 23, 107 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Rev. (1)

H. J. Kong, J. Y. Lee, Y. S. Shin, J. O. Byun, H. S. Park, and H. Kim, Opt. Rev. 4, 277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Y. R. Shen, Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, 2003), Chap. 11.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Proposed system for preserving a temporal SBS pulse shape; (b) experimental setup for this experiment: O, Nd 3 + : YAG laser oscillator; P, linear polarizer; HWPs, half-wave plates; PBSs, polarizing beam splitters; ISO, Faraday isolator; FR, Faraday rotator; QWPs, quarter-wave plates; PC, Pockels cell; Ms, full mirrors; W, wedge; L, convex lens ( f = 15 cm ) ; PDs, photodiodes; SBS cell (FC75, 30 cm long).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical temporal waveforms of the incident and reflected waves with no prepulse injection.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Incident and reflected waveforms with the prepulse injection: (a) E pre = 3 mJ , (b) E pre = 4 mJ , (c) E pre 5 mJ .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Waveforms of (a) the incident wave and the reflected wave for delay times (b) 3 ns , (c) 5 ns , (d) 7 ns , and (e) 10 ns .

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E th = 0 t c P ( t ) d t ,

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