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Nd:YAG linear resonator using an external stimulated Brillouin scattering Q-switching mirror
Author(s): Anca Mocofanescu; Vasile D. Babin; Sorin Miclos; Ana-Florica Farcas
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Paper Abstract

We report Q-switching of a Nd:YAG laser with a phase-conjugating mirror based on external stimulated Brillouin scattering in carbon disulfide using a linear resonator. Q-switching is provided by a nonlinear LiF:F2- crystal before the stimulated Brillouin scattering takes place. Employing proper mode selectors pulses with 6 mJ minimum energy and duration of 20 ns were generated, the beam divergence being 1.5 the diffraction limit. A new theoretical model of the Q-switching regime has been proposed and good agreement between experimental and theoretical data has been obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312798
Show Author Affiliations
Anca Mocofanescu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Vasile D. Babin, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Sorin Miclos, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (Romania)
Ana-Florica Farcas, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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