Abstract

Low power optical phase conjugation in polyvinyl alcohol films embedded with saturable dyes is reported. Phase conjugate reflectivity achieved is higher than that obtained in the case of similar gelatin films.

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  1. Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, “Low Power Phase Conjugation in Thin Films of Saturable Absorbers,” Opt. Commun. 39, 265–268 (1981); “Transient Effects in Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Saturable Absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1967–1970 (1981).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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1986 (2)

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, “Photoinduced Anisotropy in Rigid Dye Solutions for Transient Polarisation Holography,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1262–1267 (1986).
[CrossRef]

V. Z. Paschenko, A. N. Ponomaryev, V. I. Yuzhakov, “Effect of Concentration on Optical Properties of Dyes Incorporated into Polyvinyl Alcohol Films,” J. Luminesc. 36, 57–61 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

H. Fujiwara, K. Nakagawa, “Phase Conjugation in Fluoresce- in Films by Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing and Holographic Process,” Opt. Commun. 55, 386–390 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, J. Krasinski, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fluorescein in Boric-Acid Glass,” J. Luminesc. 31, 32, 789–791 (1984); M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear-Optical Interactions in Fluorescein-Doped Boric Acid Glass,” Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026–2031 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983 (1)

D. M. Pepper, “Nonlinear Optical Phase Conjugation,” Opt. Eng. 21, 156–183 (1983).

1981 (1)

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, “Low Power Phase Conjugation in Thin Films of Saturable Absorbers,” Opt. Commun. 39, 265–268 (1981); “Transient Effects in Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Saturable Absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1967–1970 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

Abdul Rasheed, T. M.

K. P. B. Moosad, T. M. Abdul Rasheed, V. P. N. Nampoori, “Optical Phase Conjugation in Dyes Embedded in Polymer Films,” Opt. Eng., in press.

Abrams, R. L.

Bar-Joseph, I.

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, “Low Power Phase Conjugation in Thin Films of Saturable Absorbers,” Opt. Commun. 39, 265–268 (1981); “Transient Effects in Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Saturable Absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1967–1970 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. W.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, J. Krasinski, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fluorescein in Boric-Acid Glass,” J. Luminesc. 31, 32, 789–791 (1984); M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear-Optical Interactions in Fluorescein-Doped Boric Acid Glass,” Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026–2031 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dragostinova, V.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, “Photoinduced Anisotropy in Rigid Dye Solutions for Transient Polarisation Holography,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1262–1267 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Fujiwara, H.

H. Fujiwara, K. Nakagawa, “Phase Conjugation in Fluoresce- in Films by Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing and Holographic Process,” Opt. Commun. 55, 386–390 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Kramer, M. A.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, J. Krasinski, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fluorescein in Boric-Acid Glass,” J. Luminesc. 31, 32, 789–791 (1984); M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear-Optical Interactions in Fluorescein-Doped Boric Acid Glass,” Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026–2031 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krasinski, J.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, J. Krasinski, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fluorescein in Boric-Acid Glass,” J. Luminesc. 31, 32, 789–791 (1984); M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear-Optical Interactions in Fluorescein-Doped Boric Acid Glass,” Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026–2031 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lind, R. C.

Moosad, K. P. B.

K. P. B. Moosad, T. M. Abdul Rasheed, V. P. N. Nampoori, “Optical Phase Conjugation in Dyes Embedded in Polymer Films,” Opt. Eng., in press.

Nakagawa, K.

H. Fujiwara, K. Nakagawa, “Phase Conjugation in Fluoresce- in Films by Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing and Holographic Process,” Opt. Commun. 55, 386–390 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Nampoori, V. P. N.

K. P. B. Moosad, T. M. Abdul Rasheed, V. P. N. Nampoori, “Optical Phase Conjugation in Dyes Embedded in Polymer Films,” Opt. Eng., in press.

Nikolova, L.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, “Photoinduced Anisotropy in Rigid Dye Solutions for Transient Polarisation Holography,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1262–1267 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Paschenko, V. Z.

V. Z. Paschenko, A. N. Ponomaryev, V. I. Yuzhakov, “Effect of Concentration on Optical Properties of Dyes Incorporated into Polyvinyl Alcohol Films,” J. Luminesc. 36, 57–61 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Pepper, D. M.

D. M. Pepper, “Nonlinear Optical Phase Conjugation,” Opt. Eng. 21, 156–183 (1983).

Ponomaryev, A. N.

V. Z. Paschenko, A. N. Ponomaryev, V. I. Yuzhakov, “Effect of Concentration on Optical Properties of Dyes Incorporated into Polyvinyl Alcohol Films,” J. Luminesc. 36, 57–61 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, “Low Power Phase Conjugation in Thin Films of Saturable Absorbers,” Opt. Commun. 39, 265–268 (1981); “Transient Effects in Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Saturable Absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1967–1970 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Todorov, T.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, “Photoinduced Anisotropy in Rigid Dye Solutions for Transient Polarisation Holography,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1262–1267 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Tomova, N.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, “Photoinduced Anisotropy in Rigid Dye Solutions for Transient Polarisation Holography,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1262–1267 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Tompkin, W. R.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, J. Krasinski, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fluorescein in Boric-Acid Glass,” J. Luminesc. 31, 32, 789–791 (1984); M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear-Optical Interactions in Fluorescein-Doped Boric Acid Glass,” Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026–2031 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yuzhakov, V. I.

V. Z. Paschenko, A. N. Ponomaryev, V. I. Yuzhakov, “Effect of Concentration on Optical Properties of Dyes Incorporated into Polyvinyl Alcohol Films,” J. Luminesc. 36, 57–61 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, “Photoinduced Anisotropy in Rigid Dye Solutions for Transient Polarisation Holography,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1262–1267 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Luminesc. (2)

V. Z. Paschenko, A. N. Ponomaryev, V. I. Yuzhakov, “Effect of Concentration on Optical Properties of Dyes Incorporated into Polyvinyl Alcohol Films,” J. Luminesc. 36, 57–61 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, J. Krasinski, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fluorescein in Boric-Acid Glass,” J. Luminesc. 31, 32, 789–791 (1984); M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, “Nonlinear-Optical Interactions in Fluorescein-Doped Boric Acid Glass,” Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026–2031 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, “Low Power Phase Conjugation in Thin Films of Saturable Absorbers,” Opt. Commun. 39, 265–268 (1981); “Transient Effects in Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Saturable Absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1967–1970 (1981).
[CrossRef]

H. Fujiwara, K. Nakagawa, “Phase Conjugation in Fluoresce- in Films by Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing and Holographic Process,” Opt. Commun. 55, 386–390 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

D. M. Pepper, “Nonlinear Optical Phase Conjugation,” Opt. Eng. 21, 156–183 (1983).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

K. P. B. Moosad, T. M. Abdul Rasheed, V. P. N. Nampoori, “Optical Phase Conjugation in Dyes Embedded in Polymer Films,” Opt. Eng., in press.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPC signal vs intensity for erythrosin B in PVA (●) and gelatin (○) films.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Saturable absorption of erythrosin B in a gelatin film. On saturation, transmission increases from 58.8 to 62% only. The rest is unsaturable.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPC signal vs time for erythrosin B in a PVA film for different intensities.

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