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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1989
  • pp: 236–238

Phase conjugation through Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing over an extended atmospheric path

Paul S. Lebow and John R. Ackerman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 236-238 (1989)

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We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing over a long atmospheric path. Weak laser light reflected from a remote retroreflector was input to a high-gain conjugate mirror. The resulting amplified output returns to the retroreflector owing to its phase-conjugate nature. Despite atmospheric effects the phase-conjugate return energy measured at the retroreflector increased by a factor of 104 over the initial weak beam.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 19, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989

Paul S. Lebow and John R. Ackerman, "Phase conjugation through Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing over an extended atmospheric path," Opt. Lett. 14, 236-238 (1989)

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