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Theory of Phase Conjugation in a Saturable Amplifier with Finite Probe Intensity

  • J. L. Walsh
  • J. Reintjes
Conference paper

Abstract

Phase conjugation in a nearly-resonant saturable laser amplifier by degenerate frequency mixing (DFM) is analyzed numerically in the strong probe limit. DFM reflectivities greater than unity are predicted for representative cases. At high pump intensity, the conjugate reflectivity with a finite probe approaches the reflectivity of the weak probe limit. At lower pump intensity, the conjugate reflectivity drops precipitously from the weak probe limit.

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References

  1. 1.
    J. Reintjes and L. J. Palumbo, Phase Conjugation in Saturable Amplifiers by Degenerate Frequency Mixing, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-18, pp 1934–1940 (1982).Google Scholar
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    J. Reintjes, B. L. Wexler, N. Djeu, and J. L. Walsh, Degenerate Frequency Mixing in Saturable amplifiers in “Proceedings of the Conference on Optical Phase Conjugation and Instabilities,” Corgese, Corsica, September 20–24, 1982, to be published.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Walsh
    • 1
  • J. Reintjes
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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