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  • Vol. 73, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 548–553

Theory of a self-pumped phase conjugator with two coupled interaction regions

Kenneth R. MacDonald and Jack Feinberg  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 73, Issue 5, pp. 548-553 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.73.000548


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Abstract

We present a plane-wave analysis of a recently demonstrated self-pumped phase conjugator. This device uses four-wave mixing to produce the phase-conjugate replica of an incident optical wave. All the waves are derived from the single incident wave: there are no externally supplied pumping beams. We consider the case of fourwave mixing in two interaction regions coupled by simple reflection. We calculate the phase-conjugate reflectivity as a function of coupling strength, taking into account imperfect coupling between the two interaction regions, and show that there is a threshold coupling strength below which the reflectivity is zero and above which the reflectivity is multiple valued. We also compute the coupling strength per unit length for a photorefractive crystal of barium titanate.

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Kenneth R. MacDonald and Jack Feinberg, "Theory of a self-pumped phase conjugator with two coupled interaction regions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 548-553 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-73-5-548

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