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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 340–342

Threshold couplings of phase-conjugate mirrors with two interaction regions

M. Belić, M. Petrović, O. Sandfuchs, and F. Kaiser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 340-342 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000340


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Abstract

Using the grating-action method, we determine the threshold coupling strengths of three generic examples of phase-conjugate mirrors with two interaction regions: the cat conjugator, the mutually incoherent beam coupler, and the interconnected ring mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

Citation
M. Belić, M. Petrović, O. Sandfuchs, and F. Kaiser, "Threshold couplings of phase-conjugate mirrors with two interaction regions," Opt. Lett. 23, 340-342 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-5-340


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