We demonstrate experimentally that the effects of nonreciprocal elements or media that would otherwise spoil phase conjugation can be neutralized by using a tandem combination of a modal- and polarization-scrambling fiber and a phase-conjugate mirror. A theoretical model to explain the experimental results is presented.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 27, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987
Sze-Keung Kwong, Ram Yahalom, Kazuo Kyuma, and Amnon Yariv, "Optical phase-conjugate correction for propagation distortion in nonreciprocal media," Opt. Lett. 12, 337-339 (1987)