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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1994
  • pp: 78–80

Frequency acquisition with photorefractive two-wave mixing

Christopher T. Field and Frederic Davidson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 78-80 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000078


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Abstract

We describe how two-wave mixing of light scattered at the entrance face of a photorefractive crystal can be used to measure the frequency difference between two independent lasers. This method can be used to accomplish initial frequency acquisition in coherent optical homodyne receivers.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 1993
Published: January 15, 1994

Citation
Christopher T. Field and Frederic Davidson, "Frequency acquisition with photorefractive two-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 19, 78-80 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-2-78


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