In earlier work, the transient response of a four-wave optical phase conjugator was studied. Here we study the inverse problem, namely: How must we tailor the input pulse in order to obtain a prescribed conjugator output? We find that an arbitrarily short output pulse can be obtained and show how the input, or probe, must be programmed in order to achieve this result.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
B. R. Suydam, "Transient behavior of Kerr-like phase conjugators: the inverse problem," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 539-547 (1983)