Abstract

We demonstrate efficient degenerate four-wave mixing in a laser injection-seeded solid dye laser. Phase-conjugate energy of as much as 140 times the total energy injected externally into the phase conjugator was extracted. Moreover, efficient phase-conjugate energy was obtained in the broad wavelength region from 558 to 567 nm.

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A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
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1991

J. I. Zink and B. S. Dunn, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 99, 878 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1989

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1984

D. Avinar, D. Levy, and R. Reisfeld, J. Phys. Chem. 88, 5956 (1984).

1979

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Altmann, J. C.

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Avinar, D.

D. Avinar, D. Levy, and R. Reisfeld, J. Phys. Chem. 88, 5956 (1984).

Banti, X.

Brignon, A.

Crofts, G. J.

Damzen, M. J.

Divakara, K.

K. Divakara and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 119, 139 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dunn, B.

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dunn, B. S.

J. I. Zink and B. S. Dunn, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 99, 878 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Feugnet, G.

Green, R. P.

Hasegawa, A.

Hayashi, N.

Hirose, T.

Huignard, J.-P.

Kumar, G. R.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Larat, C.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Levy, D.

D. Avinar, D. Levy, and R. Reisfeld, J. Phys. Chem. 88, 5956 (1984).

Loiseau, L.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nishida, F.

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Omatsu, T.

Pocholle, J.-P.

Reisfeld, R.

D. Avinar, D. Levy, and R. Reisfeld, J. Phys. Chem. 88, 5956 (1984).

Sharma, K. K.

K. Divakara and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 119, 139 (1995).
[CrossRef]

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 769.

Singh, B. P.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Stone, R. E.

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tateda, M.

Tomita, A.

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, H.

Zink, J. I.

J. I. Zink and B. S. Dunn, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 99, 878 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn.

J. I. Zink and B. S. Dunn, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 99, 878 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. Chem.

D. Avinar, D. Levy, and R. Reisfeld, J. Phys. Chem. 88, 5956 (1984).

Opt. Commun.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

K. Divakara and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 119, 139 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 769.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectrum of an injection-seeded solid dye laser measured on a Fabry-Perot etalon (free spectral range, 0.67 cm-1; finesse, 16). (a) Free-running output spectrum, (b) injection-seeded output spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental energy-extraction efficiency η (filled circles) and phase-conjugate reflectivity R (open circles) versus injected forward-pump beam energy.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Normalized energy-extraction efficiency versus wavelength of a FWM laser.

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η=EpcEprobe+Epump,
R=EpcEprobe,
NT=πω2/λL,
NL=Δνf/Δν,
Δν=c/2L,
N=NTNL.
Emin=λgainλfEgainN,

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