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Degenerate four-wave mixing using wave pump beams near the critical angle: two distinct behaviors
Author(s): Christian Malouin; Li Song; Simon Thibault; Marguerite-M. Denariez-Roberge; Roger A. Lessard
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Paper Abstract

Picosecond degenerate four-wave mixing in a planar quasi-waveguide made of poly(vinyl alcohol) film doped with rhodamine 6G dye is reported. The four-wave mixing geometry consists of a probe beam incident from above a prism-film structure which is pumped by two oppositely propagating quasi-guided or evanescent waves. Such fourwave mixing signals are obtained both in reflection and in transmission. It is shown that the reflected signal can be optimized by varying both the pump and the probe angles. With this configuration four-wave mixing reflectivities of nearly 0.1 percent were obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1559, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications II, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50687
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Malouin, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique, et Laser/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Li Song, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique, et Laser/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Simon Thibault, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique, et Laser/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Marguerite-M. Denariez-Roberge, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique, et Laser/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Roger A. Lessard, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique, et Laser/Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1559:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications II
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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