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Phase Conjugation by Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Indium Antimonide

  • C. T. Seaton
  • H. A. Mackenzie
  • W. J. Firth
  • D. Hagan
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Abstract

From studies of bandgap resonant nonlinear refraction in InSb an effective degenerate X(3) (ω : ω, — ω,ω) has been measured1,2 at 5K as ~ 0.1 esu and ~ 1 esu at 77K. This exceptionally large nonlinearity makes InSb an interesting candidate for optical devices and the observation of transphasor action3, optical bistability at cryogenic4 and room temperature 5 has been achieved. It has also been suggested that InSb may provide enhancement of the Sagnac effect in a ring-resonator system via the cross interaction of counterpropagating cavity modes.6

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. T. Seaton
    • 1
  • H. A. Mackenzie
    • 1
  • W. J. Firth
    • 1
  • D. Hagan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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