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Passive phase conjugate mirror based on self-induced oscillation in an optical ring cavity

Cronin-Golomb, Mark and Fischer, Baruch and White, Jeffrey O. and Yariv, Amnon (1983) Passive phase conjugate mirror based on self-induced oscillation in an optical ring cavity. Applied Physics Letters, 42 (11). pp. 919-921. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CROapl83

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Abstract

A passive phase conjugate mirror based on four-wave mixing in an optical ring cavity is described. Unlike previously demonstrated passive phase conjugate mirrors it generates only one of its pumping beams by nonlinear optical interactions, the other being provided by feedback of the probe after transmission through the nonlinear medium. The results of a theory yielding phase conjugate reflectivity and oscillation thresholds are presented together with an experimental demonstration of phase conjugation in barium titanate and strontium barium niobate. The device is self-starting by four-wave mixing, and has an oscillation threshold lower than that of other previously demonstrated passive phase conjugate mirrors with similar ease of alignment. The operation of a device which generates nonconjugate oscillation beams is also reported.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1983 American Institute of Physics. Received 3 January 1983; accepted 4 March 1983. This work was supported by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the U.S. Army Research Office, Durham, North Carolina. M. Cronin-Golomb would like to acknowledge the support of the University of Sydney and B. Fischer the support of the Weizmann post-doctoral fellowship. We are also very grateful to K. Megumi, Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi for supplying us with a crystal of strontium barium niobate.
Subject Keywords:mirrors, cavities, optical equipment, oscillations, configuration, holography, refractivity, gratings, interference, crystals, signals, optical pumping, barium titanates, strontium niobates, barium compounds, niobates, images
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