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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1481–1486

Absolute instability in backward wave four-wave mixing: spatial effects

Pierre Mathey, Hans-Rudolf Jauslin, Gregory Gadret, Gary Cook, Dean R. Evans, and Serguey Odoulov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 1481-1486 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001481


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Abstract

The spatial distribution of new beams generated above the threshold of absolute instability of two counterpropagating incoherent light waves is studied and compared with the results of calculation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2010
Published: June 24, 2010

Virtual Issues
July 2, 2010 Spotlight on Optics

Citation
Pierre Mathey, Hans-Rudolf Jauslin, Gregory Gadret, Gary Cook, Dean R. Evans, and Serguey Odoulov, "Absolute instability in backward wave four-wave mixing: spatial effects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1481-1486 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-7-1481


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