We show that the Talbot effect can be used to increase the gain of two-wave mixing in a stack of thin nonlinear media. We demonstrate that a large gain enhancement is achieved for a few nonlinear elements, provided that they are placed at distances that satisfy Talbot recurrences.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2006
U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and J. P. Huignard, "Enhancement of the two-wave-mixing gain in a stack of thin nonlinear media by use of the Talbot effect," Opt. Lett. 31, 2166-2168 (2006)