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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1980
  • pp: 59–60

Compensation for phase distortions in nonlinear media by phase conjugation

David M. Pepper and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 59-60 (1980)

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We demonstrate theoretically that the distortion-correction property of phase-conjugate beams propagating in reverse through aberrating media is also operative when the indices of refraction of the media depend on the intensity. A necessary condition is that the phase-conjugate mirror that generates the reflected beam possess a unity (magnitude) “reflection” coefficient.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 30, 1979
Published: February 1, 1980

David M. Pepper and Amnon Yariv, "Compensation for phase distortions in nonlinear media by phase conjugation," Opt. Lett. 5, 59-60 (1980)

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  1. A. Yariv, Opt. Commun. 21, 49 (1977). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Yariv, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 650 (1978). [CrossRef]
  3. W. B. Bridges, J. E. Pearson [Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 539 (1975)] demonstrated partial compensation for thermal blooming by electro-optic aperture phase control of a single, forward-propagating beam. The criterion for the phase distribution of the launched wave was the maximization of the irradiance incident on a target glint following the distorting medium. This differs from our scheme, which depends on phase conjugation and reverse propagation for the correction. [CrossRef]
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