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Beam combining concepts using stimulated Brillouin scattering
Author(s): Andrew M Scott
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Paper Abstract

We review methods of combining beams using the Brillouin interaction. We analyze a two cell geometry that provides both high gain amplification (G~300) simultaneously with high efficiency power conversion (η=90%). We consider some configurations that could demonstrate this performance but note that their complexity makes them relatively unattractive at this point in time.

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Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8547, High-Power Lasers 2012: Technology and Systems, 85470R (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981711
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Andrew M Scott, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8547:
High-Power Lasers 2012: Technology and Systems
Harro Ackermann; Willy L. Bohn, Editor(s)

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