Abstract

We demonstrate high-energy pulse compression by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in water using an energy-scalable generator amplifier setup. Pulse compression from 2.4 J, 12 ns at 532 nm to 1.2 J, 300 ps has been achieved, which to our knowledge represents the highest compressed energy achieved at 532 nm using SBS and is only limited by the size of our optics. Our setup is robust and stable over long periods of operation (2% of energy fluctuation and <3% shot-to-shot variation of pulse width).

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X. Xu and J.-C. Diels, Appl. Phys. B 114, 579 (2014).
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H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. Chalus and J.-C. Diels, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 606 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

A. Mitra, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, and M. Nakatsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1607 (2006).

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1999

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C. Dane, W. Neuman, and L. Hackel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1907 (1994).

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M. J. Damzen and M. H. R. Hutchinson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 19, 7 (1983).

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1978

G. Abbate, U. Bernini, E. Ragozzino, and F. Somma, J. Phys. D 11, 1167 (1978).

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G. Abbate, U. Bernini, E. Ragozzino, and F. Somma, J. Phys. D 11, 1167 (1978).

Aceves, A.

O. Chalus, A. Sukhinin, A. Aceves, and J.-C. Diels, Opt. Commun. 281, 3356 (2008).

Andreev, A. A.

Bernini, U.

G. Abbate, U. Bernini, E. Ragozzino, and F. Somma, J. Phys. D 11, 1167 (1978).

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Y. Nizienko, A. Mamin, P. Nielsen, and B. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 2460 (1994).
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Chalus, O.

O. Chalus, A. Sukhinin, A. Aceves, and J.-C. Diels, Opt. Commun. 281, 3356 (2008).

O. Chalus and J.-C. Diels, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 606 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Crofts, G. J.

Daido, H.

Damzen, M. J.

Dane, C.

C. Dane, W. Neuman, and L. Hackel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1907 (1994).

Deki, K.

Diels, J.-C.

X. Xu and J.-C. Diels, Appl. Phys. B 114, 579 (2014).
[CrossRef]

O. Chalus, A. Sukhinin, A. Aceves, and J.-C. Diels, Opt. Commun. 281, 3356 (2008).

O. Chalus and J.-C. Diels, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 606 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, 2nd ed. (Academic, 2006).

X. Xu, C. Feng, and J.-C. Diels, “Optimizing sub-ns pulse compression for high energy application,” Opt. Express, to be published.

Feng, C.

X. Xu, C. Feng, and J.-C. Diels, “Optimizing sub-ns pulse compression for high energy application,” Opt. Express, to be published.

Fiedorowicz, H.

Fujinoki, A.

H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, H.

H. Yoshida, T. Hatae, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, and S. Kitamura, Opt. Express 17, 13654 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Mitra, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, and M. Nakatsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1607 (2006).

V. Kmetik, H. Fiedorowicz, A. A. Andreev, K. J. Witte, H. Daido, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Yamanaka, Appl. Opt. 37, 7085 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hackel, L.

C. Dane, W. Neuman, and L. Hackel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1907 (1994).

Hatae, T.

Hogervorst, W.

I. Velchev, D. Neshev, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1812 (1999).

D. Neshev, I. Velchev, W. Majewski, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, Appl. Phys. B 68, 671 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S. Schiemann, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 34, 407 (1998).

S. Schiemann, W. Ubachs, and W. Hogervorst, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 358 (1997).

Hon, D. T.

Hutchinson, M. H. R.

M. J. Damzen and M. H. R. Hutchinson, Opt. Lett. 8, 313 (1983).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Damzen and M. H. R. Hutchinson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 19, 7 (1983).

Kato, S.

Kitamura, S.

Kmetik, V.

Kulagin, O. V.

Kuwahara, K.

Lamb, R. A.

Majewski, W.

D. Neshev, I. Velchev, W. Majewski, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, Appl. Phys. B 68, 671 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mamin, A.

Y. Nizienko, A. Mamin, P. Nielsen, and B. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 2460 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, Y.

Mitra, A.

A. Mitra, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, and M. Nakatsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1607 (2006).

Nakatsuka, M.

H. Yoshida, T. Hatae, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, and S. Kitamura, Opt. Express 17, 13654 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Mitra, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, and M. Nakatsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1607 (2006).

V. Kmetik, H. Fiedorowicz, A. A. Andreev, K. J. Witte, H. Daido, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Yamanaka, Appl. Opt. 37, 7085 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Neshev, D.

I. Velchev, D. Neshev, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1812 (1999).

D. Neshev, I. Velchev, W. Majewski, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, Appl. Phys. B 68, 671 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Neuman, W.

C. Dane, W. Neuman, and L. Hackel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1907 (1994).

Nielsen, P.

Y. Nizienko, A. Mamin, P. Nielsen, and B. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 2460 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nizienko, Y.

Y. Nizienko, A. Mamin, P. Nielsen, and B. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 2460 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Owadano, Y.

Pasmanik, G. A.

Ragozzino, E.

G. Abbate, U. Bernini, E. Ragozzino, and F. Somma, J. Phys. D 11, 1167 (1978).

Rudolph, W.

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, 2nd ed. (Academic, 2006).

Schiemann, S.

S. Schiemann, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 34, 407 (1998).

S. Schiemann, W. Ubachs, and W. Hogervorst, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 358 (1997).

Shilov, A. A.

Somma, F.

G. Abbate, U. Bernini, E. Ragozzino, and F. Somma, J. Phys. D 11, 1167 (1978).

Sukhinin, A.

O. Chalus, A. Sukhinin, A. Aceves, and J.-C. Diels, Opt. Commun. 281, 3356 (2008).

Takahashi, E.

Ubachs, W.

D. Neshev, I. Velchev, W. Majewski, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, Appl. Phys. B 68, 671 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. Velchev, D. Neshev, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1812 (1999).

S. Schiemann, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 34, 407 (1998).

S. Schiemann, W. Ubachs, and W. Hogervorst, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 358 (1997).

Ueda, T.

H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Velchev, I.

D. Neshev, I. Velchev, W. Majewski, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, Appl. Phys. B 68, 671 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. Velchev, D. Neshev, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1812 (1999).

Witte, K. J.

Xu, X.

X. Xu and J.-C. Diels, Appl. Phys. B 114, 579 (2014).
[CrossRef]

X. Xu, C. Feng, and J.-C. Diels, “Optimizing sub-ns pulse compression for high energy application,” Opt. Express, to be published.

Yamanaka, T.

Yoshida, H.

H. Yoshida, T. Hatae, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, and S. Kitamura, Opt. Express 17, 13654 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Mitra, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, and M. Nakatsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1607 (2006).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

D. Neshev, I. Velchev, W. Majewski, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, Appl. Phys. B 68, 671 (1999).
[CrossRef]

X. Xu and J.-C. Diels, Appl. Phys. B 114, 579 (2014).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. of Quantum Electron.

S. Schiemann, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 34, 407 (1998).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

I. Velchev, D. Neshev, W. Hogervorst, and W. Ubachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1812 (1999).

C. Dane, W. Neuman, and L. Hackel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1907 (1994).

M. J. Damzen and M. H. R. Hutchinson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 19, 7 (1983).

S. Schiemann, W. Ubachs, and W. Hogervorst, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 358 (1997).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. D

G. Abbate, U. Bernini, E. Ragozzino, and F. Somma, J. Phys. D 11, 1167 (1978).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

A. Mitra, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, and M. Nakatsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1607 (2006).

Laser and Particle Beams

H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, T. Ueda, and A. Fujinoki, Laser and Particle Beams 25, 481 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

O. Chalus, A. Sukhinin, A. Aceves, and J.-C. Diels, Opt. Commun. 281, 3356 (2008).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

Y. Nizienko, A. Mamin, P. Nielsen, and B. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 2460 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Other

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, 2nd ed. (Academic, 2006).

X. Xu, C. Feng, and J.-C. Diels, “Optimizing sub-ns pulse compression for high energy application,” Opt. Express, to be published.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of SBS pulse compressor using an energy scalable generator-amplifier setup. HW, half wave-plate; QW, quarter wave-plate; TP, thin-film polarizer; L, lens.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output energy of Stokes seed (solid diamond) and corresponding energy efficiency (solid circle) with different generator input energy. Inset: ratio between input standard deviation (SD) and input energy (solid triangle); ratio between seed SD and Stokes seed energy (solid star).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulse width evolution of Stokes seed with respect to generator input energy. Solid circles denote measurements of seed pulse width, and the solid curve is a fit to the measurements. Error bar shows the maximum deviation of pulse width from the mean value. Three insets show typical compressed pulse shapes for corresponding input energy.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Amplified Stokes energy and extraction efficiency for the SBS amplification process. Solid diamonds denote measured output energy; solid circles denote extraction efficiency. The solid and dashed curves are a fit to the data. The energy of the input pump pulse is fixed at 2.2 J.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Shape of the 300 ps amplified Stokes pulse sampled at the beam center with an output energy of 1.2 J. (b) Simulated pulse shape. (c) Amplified Stokes pulse width distribution across the entire beam at an output energy of 1.2 J.

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