Self-pumping in cerium-doped strontium barium niobate has been observed with phase-conjugate reflectivities near 6% and a formation time of 8 sec for a 200-mW/cm2 beam at 442 nm. The time response for asymmetrical self-defocusing was also measured, and the observed transmissions through the crystal at normal incidence were limited to about 1.5% of the incident radiation.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 1, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987
Mary J. Miller, Gregory J. Salamo, Ratnakar R. Neurgaonkar, Edward J. Sharp, Gary L. Wood, and William W. Clark, "Time response of a cerium-doped Sr0.75Ba0.25Nb2O6 self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror," Opt. Lett. 12, 340-342 (1987)