Abstract

Expressions for the phase of reflection from a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror are obtained as a function of the intensity and phase of the pump and the probe beams. The phase is independent of these parameters in common photorefractive conditions in which the index grating is spatially shifted 90° with respect to the light-interference pattern. Multiple solutions exist for the phase and intensity of the reflection at large coupling strength. Oscillation conditions involving frequency detuning are obtained for the double phase-conjugate resonator (resonator formed with two phase-conjugate mirrors).

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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