We have experimentally demonstrated a cw dye laser incorporating a phase-conjugate mirror (PCM). The mirror was generated by using four-wave mixing in sodium. The unique bandwidth and pump–probe detuning properties of such a PCM permitted the first reported demonstration of the c/4L spaced paired half-axial modes. In addition, the aberration correction ability is demonstrated.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1981
Published: November 1, 1981
R. C. Lind and D. G. Steel, "Demonstration of the longitudinal modes and aberration-correction properties of a continuous-wave dye laser with a phase-conjugate mirror," Opt. Lett. 6, 554-556 (1981)