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Fundamental media considerations for the propagation of phase-conjugate waves

Yariv, Amnon (1991) Fundamental media considerations for the propagation of phase-conjugate waves. Optics Letters, 16 (18). pp. 1376-1378. ISSN 0146-9592.

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Rigorous and approximate conditions that need to be satisfied by a propagation medium to enable phase conjugation to occur are derived. It is shown that, in spite of the fact that in general, losses spoil phase conjugation, in the important case of paraxial beam propagation (along z), a z-dependent loss can be tolerated. In addition, nonlinear losses (gain) and nonlinear dielectrics are also permitted under some fairly general circumstances.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1991 Optical Society of America. Received April 17, 1991. This paper was delivered at the International Symposium, Huygens Principle 1690-1990, The Hague, The Netherlands, November 1990. This research was supported by the U.S. Army Research Office, Durham, North Carolina.
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Official Citation:A. Yariv, "Fundamental media considerations for the propagation of phase-conjugate waves," Opt. Lett. 16, 1376- (1991)
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