29 June 1998 Phase conjugation for improvement of solid state and excimer lasers
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Proceedings Volume 3403, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers II; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.311921
Event: International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers, 1997, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
To improve the beam quality of industrial solid state and excimer lasers, self-pumped phase conjugating mirrors based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) were applied in different oscillator and master oscillator power amplifier systems. Pulsed Nd-lasers for industrial applications with up to 500 W average output power at 1 micron wavelength and high beam quality were realized. Due to phase conjugation the beam diameter and divergence do not depend on the average output power. In the ultraviolet range, a commercial XeCl laser from Lambda Physik was equipped with an SBS- mirror resulting in a self starting oscillator with phase conjugation at a wavelength of 308 nm. The beam profile could be converted from rectangular to near gaussian and the brightness could be improved. As an alternative to widely used SBS-materials like liquids and gases we developed a new kinds of self-pumped SBS-mirror based on multimode quartz fibers. These exhibit lower SBS thresholds and therefore continuously pumped Q-switched laser systems with SBS-mirror can be realized.
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A. Dehn, A. Dehn, Hans Joachim Eichler, Hans Joachim Eichler, Andreas Haase, Andreas Haase, Oliver Mehl, Oliver Mehl, J. Schwartz, J. Schwartz, } "Phase conjugation for improvement of solid state and excimer lasers", Proc. SPIE 3403, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers II, (29 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.311921; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.311921
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