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Nonlinear Phase Conjugation For Wavefront Control
Author(s): Marcy M. Valley
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a selective review of the use of nonlinear phase conjugation for wavefront control in laser systems. Nonlinear methods for producing a phase conjugate beam are described, and a selection of laser system concepts utilizing nonlinear phase conjugation are discussed. The key issues affecting beam quality and extraction efficiency in phase conjugated systems include phase conjugation fidelity, phase conjugate mirror efficiency and threshold, suppression of amplified spontaneous emission, the interaction of amplifier gain saturation with phase conjugation, and birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1986
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers, (23 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961181
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Marcy M. Valley, TRW (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0622:
High Power and Solid State Lasers
William W. Simmons, Editor(s)

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