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Nonlinear propagation and optical limiting of Nd:YAG nanosecond laser pulses by stimulated Brillouin scattering
Author(s): Yuelan Lu; Zhiwei Lu; Jun Yang; Hong Zhao
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, optical limiting effect based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in a nonlinear medium has been demonstrated. First, nonlinear propagation has been numerically analyzed and computationally treated in the transient SBS progress. Optical limiting, stabilization and output pulses have been shown theoretically when high-power laser pulses enter a SBS medium. Experimental investigation of optical limiting performances predicted by theory has been conducted within a nonlinear medium CCl4. The input optical signa is Nd:YAG nanosecond laser pulse with width 2ns. The limiting characteristics depending on varied physical parameters such as focus, cell length of SBS medium CCl4 and separation between cell and lens have been investigated. The good pulse shape of envelope of the transmitted pulse train and a superior constant output energy have been obtained when the SBS occurs. The relative fluctuation for transmitted signal is about ± 7% while relative fluctuation for laser pulse is ± 13%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5129, Fundamental Problems of Optoelectronics and Microelectronics, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.502267
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Yuelan Lu, Harbin Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhiwei Lu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jun Yang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Hong Zhao, Harbin Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5129:
Fundamental Problems of Optoelectronics and Microelectronics
Yuri N. Kulchin; Oleg B. Vitrik, Editor(s)

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