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Optical Engineering

Optical Beam Phase Conjugation By Stimulated Backscattering
Author(s): R. W. Hellwarth
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Paper Abstract

We review the history and nature of stimulated scattering of optical beams and of the large phase-conjugate component often observed in stimulated backscattering, whether it be of Raman, Brillouin, Rayleigh, or other origin. We review the theory of the magnitude of the phase-conjugate component in stimulated backscattering of waves in a multimode optical guide (the usual experimental configuration) or in free focus. Wide applicability of stimulated backscattering for optical phase conjugation is found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(2) 212257 doi: 10.1117/12.7972891
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 2
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R. W. Hellwarth, University of Southern California (United States)


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