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Published July 1, 1978 | public
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Observation of amplified phase-conjugate reflection and optical parametric oscillation by degenerate four-wave mixing in a transparent medium


We report on the observation of amplified reflection and optical parametric oscillation via degenerate four-wave mixing in a nonresonant medium. The process is mediated through the third-order nonlinear susceptibility in a transparent liquid medium, CS2. A collinear mixing geometry is utilized to obtain long interaction lengths and polarization discrimination is used to separate the pump and signal fields.

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© 1978 American Institute of Physics. Received 10 February 1978; accepted for publication 19 April 1978. We wish to acknowledge fruitful discussions with Dr. Larry DeShazer of the University of Southern California, and also Dr. Victor Wang of the Hughes Research Laboratories. One of us (DMP) is thankful for the support granted by the Hughes Aircraft Company. The support of the Weizmann Institute fund (for DF) is noted gratefully. Research supported by the Army Research Office, Durham, N.C. [D.M.P. was a] Hughes Research Laboratory Doctoral Fellow. [D.F. was a] Weizmann Institute, Israel, Postdoctoral Fellow.


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