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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1979
  • pp: 42–44

Continuous backward-wave generation by degenerate four-wave mixing in optical fibers

John AuYeung, Dan Fekete, David M. Pepper, Amnon Yariv, and R. K. Jain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 42-44 (1979)

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We report on the observation of cw backward-wave generation using degenerate four-wave mixing in a nonresonant medium. The interaction took place inside a 3-m-long CS2-filled 4-μm i.d. optical fiber With a pump power of only 6 mW inside the fiber, a backward-wave conversion efficiency of 0.45% has been observed, which is in reasonable agreement with theoretical predictions.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 28, 1978
Published: January 1, 1979

John AuYeung, R. K. Jain, Dan Fekete, David M. Pepper, and Amnon Yariv, "Continuous backward-wave generation by degenerate four-wave mixing in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 4, 42-44 (1979)

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