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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1991
  • pp: 369–371

Stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugation fidelity fluctuations

John J. Ottusch and David A. Rockwell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 369-371 (1991)

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We observe shot-to-shot fluctuations in the far-field fidelity of stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugate mirrors in the saturated reflectivity regime under various experimental conditions. The fluctuations, which are not seen in the reflectivity, reflect a partial breakdown in the discrimination mechanism that selectively amplifies the conjugate mode above the stimulated Brillouin scattering noise seed.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 24, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 1991
Published: March 15, 1991

John J. Ottusch and David A. Rockwell, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugation fidelity fluctuations," Opt. Lett. 16, 369-371 (1991)

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