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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1989
  • pp: 373–377

JOSA COMMUNICATIONS: Enhancement profile of phase conjugation in plasma by stimulated Brillouin scattering in a four-wave mixing scheme

A. Postan and Y. Ben-Aryeh  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 373-377 (1989)

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A quantitative description of the enhancement gain profile of phase conjugation by four-wave mixing in plasma, based on stimulated Brillouin scattering, is presented. The Landau damping mechanism is taken into account, and general geometrical configurations are discussed.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

A. Postan and Y. Ben-Aryeh, "JOSA COMMUNICATIONS: Enhancement profile of phase conjugation in plasma by stimulated Brillouin scattering in a four-wave mixing scheme," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 373-377 (1989)

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