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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 344–346

Optical nonlinearities in semiconductor-doped glasses

K. C. Rustagi and C. Flytzanis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 344-346 (1984)

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We present a phenomenological theory of the intensity-dependent dielectric function of semiconductor-doped glasses near the absorption edge. It is shown that efficient phase conjugation by degenerate four-wave mixing should be possible in these materials.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 9, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984

K. C. Rustagi and C. Flytzanis, "Optical nonlinearities in semiconductor-doped glasses," Opt. Lett. 9, 344-346 (1984)

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