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Spectral characteristics of Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing for pulsed and CW inputs
Author(s): Paul S. Lebow; John R. Ackerman
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Paper Abstract

Optical phase conjugators exhibiting extremely high gains and low thresholds have been developed over the last decade by researchers using Brillouin-enhanced four wave mixing (BEFWM). This phenomenon, based upon the interaction between light and acoustic waves in a nonlinear medium, is still not fully characterized theoretically or experimentally. In particular, the frequency relationships among the four interacting light waves plays a crucial role. In this paper, experiments investigating the spectral nature of BEFWM using two tunable single mode YAG lasers are described.

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Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1409, Nonlinear Optics II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43559
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Paul S. Lebow, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John R. Ackerman, Sachs-Freeman Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1409:
Nonlinear Optics II
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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