We demonstrate self-pumped optical phase conjugation in Te-doped Sn2P2S6, a semiconducting ferroelectric crystal, using a 1.06 μm wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser. The photorefractive gain of this crystal has been increased to Γ = (3.9 ± 0.4)cm-1 by Te doping. We observed self-pumped optical phase conjugation in a ring cavity scheme with phase conjugate reflectivities of more than 40 percent and a very fast phase conjugate rise time below 100ms at a light intensity of 20 W/cm2. This is more than two orders of magnitude faster than in any other photorefractive crystal, as e.g. in Rh-doped BaTiO3.
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