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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 992–994

Ultrahigh-gain bulk solid-state stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugation material

Mark A. Dubinskii and Larry D. Merkle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 992-994 (2004)

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We report what is believed to be the first observation of phase conjugation by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in TeO2 single crystal. The observed very low threshold for phase-conjugate mirror (PCM) formation, high PCM reflectivities in this initial experiment, and commercial availability of material hold promise for a host of practical applications in the near future. The resultant steady-state gain parameter, ~100 cm/GW, is to our knowledge the largest ever reported for any SBS material.

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

Mark A. Dubinskii and Larry D. Merkle, "Ultrahigh-gain bulk solid-state stimulated Brillouin scattering phase-conjugation material," Opt. Lett. 29, 992-994 (2004)

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