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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2059–2063

Coherent light wave generated from incoherent pump light in nonlinear Kerr medium

Yan Yan and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 2059-2063 (2009)

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We show theoretically and numerically that in an instantaneous-response Kerr medium, a coherent signal light can be generated spontaneously from an incoherent pump light in the degenerate four-wave mixing process. Our analysis shows that this phenomenon requires the same group velocities of pump wave and idler wave as well as the convection (walk-off) between the signal wave and pump/idler waves.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2009
Published: October 13, 2009

Yan Yan and Changxi Yang, "Coherent light wave generated from incoherent pump light in nonlinear Kerr medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2059-2063 (2009)

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