publication . Article . 1997

Efficient temporal compression of coherent nanosecond pulses in compact SBS generator-amplifier setup

Schiemann, S.; Ubachs, W.M.G.; Hogervorst, W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
A pulse compressor based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in liquids is experimentally and theoretically investigated. It allows for the compression of Fourier-transform limited nanosecond pulses of several hundreds of millijoules of energy with both high conversion efficiency and a high temporal compression factor. The two-cell generator-amplifier arrangement is of a compact design not requiring external attenuation of the generator cell input energy. Pulses from an injection-seeded, frequency-doubled Nd: YAG laser of 300-mJ energy were compressed by a factor variable between 6 and 21 at up to 75% reflectivity. Deviation from unity SBS reflectivity is p...
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