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Self-pumped phase-conjugate resonators with four-wave mixing in diode-pumped amplifiers
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Paper Abstract

Experimental and theoretical investigations of self-pumped phase-conjugate (SPPC) resonators with four-wave mixing (FWM) in diode-pumped amplifiers are presented. A model that uses a transient treatment of FWM (in one-pass or two-pass geometries) allows us to analyze the temporal dynamics and the energy characteristics of these resonators in both injected and self-starting configurations. The influence of the input energy in the injected case, and the influence of the output coupler reflectivity and diode pump energy in the self-starting case are analyzed. In the self-starting case, the SPPC resonators demonstrate self-adaptive compensation of phase distortions and produce a TEM00 mode in a single-longitudinal-mode pulse by dynamic gain-grating formation with a reasonable optical-optical efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3611, Laser Resonators II, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349259
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Sillard, Thomson-CSF (France)
Arnaud Brignon, Thomson-CSF (France)
Jean-Pierre Huignard, Thomson-CSF (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3611:
Laser Resonators II
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Editor(s)

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