We investigate contradirectional two-wave mixing with partially coherent waves in photorefractive crystals in the nondepleted pump regime. Equations governing the propagation of the self-coherence function and the mutual-coherence function of the signal wave and the pump wave are derived and simulated numerically. Numerical solutions of these equations are in excellent agreement with the experimental measurements.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 31, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996
Xianmin Yi, Ken Yuh Hsu, Shiuan Huei Lin, and Pochi Yeh, "Contradirectional two-wave mixing with partially coherent waves in photorefractive crystals," Opt. Lett. 21, 1123-1125 (1996)