Accession Number : ADA243939

Title :   Optical Phase Conjugation Via Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in a Brillouin Ring Laser.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Druessel, Jeffrey J.

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) was demonstrated in multimode optical fiber using a Brillouin ring laser configuration. The frequency shift of the SBS generated output beam was measured at 33.1 GHz. Pump laser power thresholds for SBS onset were determined for several ring cavity configurations and compared to theoretical values. optical phase conjugating properties of SBS in multimode optical fiber were investigated. No phase conjugation of an aberrated pump beam was evident in the Brillouin ring laser output.

Descriptors :   BRILLOUIN ZONES, CAVITIES, CONFIGURATIONS, FIBER OPTICS, FREQUENCY SHIFT, LIGHT SCATTERING, MULTIMODE, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OUTPUT, PHONONS, PUMPS, RING LASERS, RINGS, STIMULATION(GENERAL), VALUE.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE