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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2002
  • pp: 1113–1119

Reduction of the Temporal Fluctuation of the Signal Intensity in Optical Wave Mixing with a Reflection Grating

Ping Xie and Teruhito Mishima  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 6, pp. 1113-1119 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.001113


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Abstract

Reduction of the temporal fluctuation of the signal intensity in an optical wave-mixing system with a reflection grating is studied by use of a feedback of the output pump with appropriate feedback reflectivity. The advantage of the method is that the temporal fluctuation of the output intensity can be significantly reduced, although its mean intensity is not reduced.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

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Ping Xie and Teruhito Mishima, "Reduction of the Temporal Fluctuation of the Signal Intensity in Optical Wave Mixing with a Reflection Grating," Appl. Opt. 41, 1113-1119 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-6-1113


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