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Four-wave mixing: applications to both fundamental research and photonics technology
Author(s): Paras N. Prasad
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a review of the principles, experimental details and applications of four wave mixing. The principles of four wave mixing are discussed using models of both nonlinear optical interaction and transient grating. Various physical mechanisms contributing to four wave mixing are discussed. The contributions of purely electronic coherent term as well as of the population dependent and time delayed incoherent terms are discussed. Applications illustrated here cover the determination of third-order optical nonlinearity; study of excited state dynamics; evaluation of acoustic properties and elastic moduli; and application to high density holographic data storage using photorefractivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1997
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10291, Materials Characterization and Optical Probe Techniques: A Critical Review, 1029103 (30 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279848
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Paras N. Prasad, Univ. at Buffalo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10291:
Materials Characterization and Optical Probe Techniques: A Critical Review
Roger A. Lessard; Hilmar Franke, Editor(s)

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