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Polarization-dependent phase-conjugate reflectivity in randomly oriented saturable absorbers
Author(s): Shigeki Miyanaga; Kazuo Nakagawa; Hirofumi Fujiwara
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Polarization dependence of phase-conjugate reflectivity by degenerate four-wave mixing is clarified theoretically and experimentally in a saturable-dye-doped polymer film. 1. _INTRODUCTLON A dyedoped film in which optically anisotropic saturable dye molecules are rigidly fixed and are randomly oriented has been used as a nonlinear material which can generate a phase-conjugate (PC) wave by degenerate four-wave mixing13 (DFWM). Such a film can generate a PC wave which has the same polarization state as the probe wave even for a probe wave orthogonally polarized to two pump waves. Tompkin et. al. 4 showed that in such a phase conjugator the nearly perfect vectorial phase conjugation can be obtained at the pump intensity near the saturation intensity of the phase conjugator. In this work following the analysis of Tompkin et. al. 4 closed-form solutions for the PC reflectivities in the dye-doped film are derived for two states of the polarization: the probe wave is polarized parallel and perpendicular to the pump waves. Some experimental results are also demonstrated in an eosin-Y-doped poly-vinyl alcohol (PVA) film and are compared with the theoretical results. 2. POLARIZATION DEPENDENT PC REFLECTIVITIES Dye molecules are modeled as dipoles which are randomly and uniformly oriented and are rigidly fixed in a solid matrix. We assume that each dye molecule has only one component of transition dipole moments at a wavelength considered5. An induced dipole moment of each dye molecule by

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22266
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Shigeki Miyanaga, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kazuo Nakagawa, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hirofumi Fujiwara, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1319:
Optics in Complex Systems
F. Lanzl; H.-J. Preuss; G. Weigelt, Editor(s)

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