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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1715–1723

Optical phase conjugation in difference-frequency generation

Viktor N. Mikhailov, Maria Bondani, Fabio Paleari, and Alessandra Andreoni  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1715-1723 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001715


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Abstract

We present a theoretical treatment of difference-frequency generation in conditions of phase mismatch for seed and generated fields that propagate at different angles to the pump. The analytical solution in the case of nondepleted plane-wave pump and experiments performed with seed fields strongly phase and amplitude modulated show that the pump-field wave fronts behave as efficient phase-conjugating mirrors.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

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Viktor N. Mikhailov, Maria Bondani, Fabio Paleari, and Alessandra Andreoni, "Optical phase conjugation in difference-frequency generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1715-1723 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-8-1715


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