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)