Weak-Wave Retardation and Phase-Conjugate Self-Defousing in Si

  • E. W. Van Stryland
  • A. L. Smirl
  • T. F. Boggess
  • M. J. Soileau
  • B. S. Wherrett
  • F. A. Hopf
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 23)

Abstract

We describe and measure the effects of self-defocusing on the various coupling effects produced when two coherent, noncollinear, picosecond optical pulses (strong excitation and weak probe) are both spatially and temporally coincident in a thin silicon wafer. Specifically, we observe that the weak probe beam experiences considerably more defocusing than the excitation beam. We believe that this is the first direct confirmation of weak-wave retardation in light-by-light scattering experiments. We also observe the effects of this defocusing on the quality of the forward-traveling conjugate wave.

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Recombination Propen 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. W. Van Stryland
    • 1
  • A. L. Smirl
    • 1
  • T. F. Boggess
    • 1
  • M. J. Soileau
    • 1
  • B. S. Wherrett
    • 1
  • F. A. Hopf
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Applied Quantum ElectronicsNorth Texas State UniversityDentonUSA
  2. 2.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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