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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1992–1999

Characterization and optimization of a ring self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror at 1.06 m with BaTiO 3 :Rh

N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Roosen, and D. Rytz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 1992-1999 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.001992


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Abstract

We optimize the ring self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror at 1.06 m. With cw as well as nanosecond illumination the photorefractive efficiency is higher than 90. Therefore the reflectivity (79) is limited only by the transmission of the loop. Another relevant characteristic is the time needed to increase the reflectivity from 10 to 90 of its maximum value, which is as little as 12 s at 5 W cm 2 in the cw regime. In the nanosecond regime, 90 J cm 2 is needed. We study the response to an abrupt change in the incident wave front, taking into account the three-prism system inserted in the loop. 1998 Optical Society of America S0740-3224(98)00707-3

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OCIS Codes
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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N. Huot, J. M. C. Jonathan, G. Roosen, and D. Rytz, "Characterization and optimization of a ring self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror at 1.06 m with BaTiO 3 :Rh," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1992-1999 (1998)
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