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"Non-Lagrangian" Parametric Interaction Of Light Waves
Author(s): Nelson V. Tabiryan; Boris Ya. Zel'dovich
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Paper Abstract

Energy exchange between counter propagating light waves of equal frequency is possible in media with instantaneous and local nonlinear optical response which, however, provides a special form of nonlinearity tensor. The major requirement is that there has to be no Lagrangian describing the light-medium interaction. There is a limited region of the pump wave intensity where the signal wave amplification takes place. The thermal mechanisms of interaction between light waves and liquid crystals provide examples of "non-Lagrangian" nonlinearity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1017, Nonlinear Optical Materials, (8 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949978
Show Author Affiliations
Nelson V. Tabiryan, Armenian Academy of Sciences (USSR)
Boris Ya. Zel'dovich, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (USSR)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1017:
Nonlinear Optical Materials
Gerald Roosen, Editor(s)

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