Sidearm Stimulated Scattering Phase-Conjugated Laser Resonator,
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We have demonstrated a novel self Q switched phase conjugated laser resonator in which a stimulated scattering SS phase conjugate mirror is placed in a sidearm located outside the conventional starter cavity. A Q switched energy output of 200 mJ was obtained using cyclohexane liquid as the SS medium. Energy output was 20-40 less when carbon disulfide was used as the SS medium. Periodic substructure superimposed upon the Q-switched pulse envelope suggests that a rgnerative amplification or mode-beating mechanism can be used to explain the resonator operation.
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