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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1989
  • pp: 245–247

Continuous-wave self-pumped optical phase conjugation in atomic sodium vapor

C. J. Gaeta, J. F. Lam, and R. C. Lind  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 245-247 (1989)

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Self-pumped optical phase conjugation has been demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge in a resonant atomic system. This process was implemented by using a single cw pump beam to excite a sodium-vapor oscillator. The counterpropagating optical fields inside this oscillator then combine with the pump beam in an internal four-wave-mixing interaction to yield the phase conjugate of the incident (pump) beam.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 15, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989

C. J. Gaeta, J. F. Lam, and R. C. Lind, "Continuous-wave self-pumped optical phase conjugation in atomic sodium vapor," Opt. Lett. 14, 245-247 (1989)

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