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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1379–1381

Optical distortion in phase conjugation in high-gain three-wave mixing

Frederic A. Hopf  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 11, pp. 1379-1381 (1980)

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Optical distortion of phase conjugates made in high-gain degenerate, optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) using three-wave mixing is discussed theoretically. The distortion is shown to be less severe than predicted by low-gain formulas. This result applied also to four-wave OPA’s in transmission configurations.

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Frederic A. Hopf, "Optical distortion in phase conjugation in high-gain three-wave mixing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1379-1381 (1980)

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