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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1988
  • pp: 1603–1606

Enhanced optooptical light deflection using cavity resonance

William H. Steier, Gregory T. Kavounas, Richard T. Sahara, and Jayant Kumar  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1603-1606 (1988)

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The efficiency of optooptical light deflection by nondegenerate four-wave mixing can be increased significantly by placing the grating in a resonant cavity. Theory and experiment are presented for linear and ring cavities. Efficiency improvement by an order of magnitude is predicted, and improvements by a factor of 5.6 have been demonstrated.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 13, 1987
Published: April 15, 1988

William H. Steier, Gregory T. Kavounas, Richard T. Sahara, and Jayant Kumar, "Enhanced optooptical light deflection using cavity resonance," Appl. Opt. 27, 1603-1606 (1988)

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