Developments of Picosecond Lasers Based on Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Pulse Compression

Chen Cao, Yulei Wang*, Zhenxu Bai, Yunfei Li, Yu Yu, Zhiwei Lu

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Pulse compression based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is a nonlinear optical approach that efficiently converts high-energy nanosecond pulses into the picosecond. Since the first observation of SBS pulse compression, different compression structures for different input and output parameters were developed to optimize the characteristics of pulse compression in the past decades. Here, a comprehensive review of the development status of SBS pulse compression schemes is provided, meanwhile, methods and trends to the optimization of SBS pulse compression are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number747272
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalFrontiers in Physics
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2021

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© Copyright © 2021 Cao, Wang, Bai, Li, Yu and Lu. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • high energy
  • picosecond
  • pulse compression
  • stimulated Brillouin scattering
  • structure


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