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Degenerate four-wave mixing in the presence of nonuniform pump wave fronts

Crosignani, Bruno and Yariv, Amnon (1984) Degenerate four-wave mixing in the presence of nonuniform pump wave fronts. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 1 (10). pp. 1034-1039. ISSN 0740-3232. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CROjosaa84

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Abstract

We derive the set of coupled equations that describes the process of degenerate four-wave mixing in the presence of spatially nonuniform pump-beam wave fronts. We investigate the influence of phase mismatch between plane-wave pump beams on the efficiency and on the fidelity of the phase-conjugation process, and we furnish, in the near-collinear geometry, the expression of the spatial degree of coherence of the phase-conjugate wave in terms of those of the input signal and of the pump beams.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1984 Optical Society of America Received August 6, 1983; accepted June 27, 1984 B. Crosignani gratefully acknowledges many helpful discussions with Paolo Di Porto. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation and by the U.S. Office of Naval Research.
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