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)