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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1545–1552

Reflectivity of photorefractive cross-polarized four-wave mixing in consideration of pump depletion

Hisashi Matsuoka, Atsushi Okamoto, Mototsugu Takamura, and Kunihiro Sato  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 1545-1552 (1998)

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We analyze the phase-conjugate reflectivity and the amplification property of cross-polarized four-wave mixing with a photorefractive BaTiO3 crystal in consideration of the pump-beam depletion. The coupled-wave equations of cross-polarized four-wave mixing with ordinary writing beams and an extraordinary reading beam are derived and solved with the grating-integral method. The results of calculations of the reflectivity and the amplification factors will be compared with the result under the undepleted-pumps approximation. In addition, to achieve high conversion efficiency, the optimum conditions for the intensity ratio and the angle configurations of the probe and pump beams are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

Hisashi Matsuoka, Atsushi Okamoto, Mototsugu Takamura, and Kunihiro Sato, "Reflectivity of photorefractive cross-polarized four-wave mixing in consideration of pump depletion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1545-1552 (1998)

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