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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 2967–2977

Oscillation spectra of semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillator with two pump waves

Pierre Mathey, Serguey G. Odoulov, and Daniel Rytz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 2967-2977 (2002)

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The transition of the single-frequency oscillation of a semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillator for sufficiently large coupling strengths into two-frequency oscillation is predicted and is observed experimentally. The critical value of coupling strength at which the bifurcation occurs is a function of pump-intensity ratio and cavity losses. For certain combinations of these parameters, the critical coupling strength for spectrum bifurcation becomes smaller than the threshold coupling strength: in these cases double-frequency oscillation appears at the threshold. The supercritical bifurcation in the oscillation spectrum is analogous to the second-order phase transition.

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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
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

Pierre Mathey, Serguey G. Odoulov, and Daniel Rytz, "Oscillation spectra of semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillator with two pump waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2967-2977 (2002)

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