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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1998
  • pp: 2967–2973

Cross-polarized photorefractive four-wave mixing with extraordinary writing beams and an ordinary reading beam

Yoshihisa Takayama, Atsushi Okamoto, Motoki Saito, and Kunihiro Sato  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2967-2973 (1998)

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In parallel-polarized photorefractive four-wave mixing the phase-matching condition can be achieved automatically if the pump beams are allowed to propagate in directions opposite to each other. However, in cross-polarized photorefractive four-wave mixing, the incident angles of the beams should be adjusted to maintain the phase-matching condition. We analyze the phase-matching properties of cross-polarized four-wave mixing with extraordinary writing beams and an ordinary reading beam and obtain the phase-conjugate reflectivity in consideration of phase mismatching. We also perform an experiment in which a phase-conjugate beam is generated in cross-polarized four-wave mixing and confirm the analyses.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

Original Manuscript: June 27, 1997
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 1997
Published: May 10, 1998

Yoshihisa Takayama, Atsushi Okamoto, Motoki Saito, and Kunihiro Sato, "Cross-polarized photorefractive four-wave mixing with extraordinary writing beams and an ordinary reading beam," Appl. Opt. 37, 2967-2973 (1998)

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