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Optical Phase Conjugation In (Hg,Cd)Te
Author(s): P. W. Kruse; M. A. Khan; J. F. Ready
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Paper Abstract

Optical phase conjugation by degenerate and spin-resonant four-wave mixing in Hg1-xCdxTe has been studied. Three mechanisms have been identified: conduction band nonparabolicity, electron spin rewcance, and photoexcited plasma. Values of the third order nonlinear susceptibility χ(3) for x-values of 0.216 - 0.232 range from 10-8 - 10-7 esu (conduction band nonnarabolicity) through 10-4 esu (electron suin resonance) to rb3 x 10-2 esu (photo-excited plasma). These measurements are of use in evaluating the potential of Hgl_xCdxTe for correction of wavefront distortions by optical phase conjugation.

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Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932339
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P. W. Kruse, Honeywell Corporate Technology Center (United States)
M. A. Khan, Honeywell Corporate Technology Center (United States)
J. F. Ready, Honeywell Corporate Technology Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0293:
Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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