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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1994
  • pp: 865–867

Transient degenerate four-wave mixing in a saturable Nd:YAG amplifier: the effect of pump-beam propagation

A. Brignon, J. Raffy, and J.-P. Huignard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 865-867 (1994)

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A transient model of degenerate four-wave mixing in saturable amplifiers is developed for calculation of the phase-conjugate reflectivity in the weak-probe-beam limit. Our model takes into account the laser amplification of all the interacting beams together with the wave-mixing process between the two counterpropagating pump waves. Experimental investigations are made in a flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier with nanosecond pulses at 1.06 μm. A reflectivity of 22% is achieved when all the waves interfere within the laser medium.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 16, 1993
Published: June 15, 1994

A. Brignon, J. Raffy, and J.-P. Huignard, "Transient degenerate four-wave mixing in a saturable Nd:YAG amplifier: the effect of pump-beam propagation," Opt. Lett. 19, 865-867 (1994)

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