Abstract

In SBS laser oscillator ns-pulses can be generated very efficiently via passive Q-switch based on the nonlinear reflectivity of the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) [1]. In addition the phase conjugating properties of such an SBS-mirror can lead to excellent beam qualities at high average output powers. The longitudinal modes from this laser experience an inherent mode locking via the SBS-process. We extended this oscillator scheme in two different variants. Both variants were realised with a Nd:YAG rod as laser active material. The SBS material used was SF6 at a pressure of 20 bar. In the first version s loss modulator e.g. an AOM was added, thereby supporting the SBS-mode locking mechanism [2] actively (see top of fig. 1).

© 2007 IEEE

PDF Article
More Like This
Tailored Pulse Trains from a Mode-Locked SBS-Laser Oscillator for Material Processing Purposes

Philip Kappe, Martin Ostermeyer, and Ralf Menzel
MB4 Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) 2005

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Mode Evolution and Pulse Generation of a Mode-Locked SBS-Laser

Philip Kappe, Martin Ostermeyer, and Ralf Menzel
JThC37 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2006

Active Mode-locked Optical Parametric Oscillator

N. Forget, J.-M. Melkonian, C. Drag, F. Bretenaker, M. Lefebvre, and E. Rosencher
CTuM2 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2007

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription