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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 500–502

Nondegenerate two-wave mixing in ruby

Ian McMichael, Pochi Yeh, and Paul Beckwith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 500-502 (1988)

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We demonstrate energy exchange by nondegenerate two-wave mixing in ruby. Our results are in agreement with the theory of nondegenerate two-wave mixing when the theory is generalized to take into account a complex nonlinear index. Two-wave mixing gain exceeding the absorption and reflection losses is demonstrated, and we show that these experiments provide a simple and accurate method for determining the complex nonlinear index, response time, and saturation intensity of the medium.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 2, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

Ian McMichael, Pochi Yeh, and Paul Beckwith, "Nondegenerate two-wave mixing in ruby," Opt. Lett. 13, 500-502 (1988)

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