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A Review Of Multiple-Short-Pulse SBS Experiments And Theory
Author(s): Ruth Ann Mullen
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Paper Abstract

Multiple-short-pulse stimulated Brillouin scattering (MSP SBS) is a means to obtain phase-conjugation of pulse trains characterized by pulse durations and inter-pulse separations both short relative to the Brillouin lifetime. The Brillouin lifetime of the SBS medium provides a memory for pulse-to-pulse build-up of the acoustic grating. For these short-pulses and for pulse energies below the thresholds of competing non-linearities, a single pulse by itself would not be above threshold. It is the cumulative addition of in-phase acoustic gratings created by successive pulses that results in the above-threshold operation required for the high reflectivities observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1060, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951724
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Ruth Ann Mullen, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1060:
Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere
Robert A. Fisher; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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