Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Won B. Roh, PhD
Phase conjugation properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in a short multimode fiber have been investigated with an eye towards its application for a multi-channel double pass master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system. In particular, properties of the SBS beam to compensate for the axial and transverse phase distortion between individual channels in a multi-channel amplifier system were studied. Two optical paths were created by covering half of the laser beam with a microscope slide, and also by spatially splitting the wavefronts with a 4 prism set-up. The Stokes beams that traversed the same optical paths as the pump beams were shown to compensate the phase distortion introduced by the different optical paths.
DTIC Accession Number
Willis, Shawn M., "Phasing a Dual Optical Path System Using an Optical Fiber as a Phase Conjugate Mirror" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 4167.