Abstract

We have demonstrated thresholding in a semilinear self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror by introducing grating motion within the photorefractive crystal and using the dependence of photorefractive response time on the intensity of the incident beam. The threshold level Ith was found to be a function of the grating velocity. This property has potential applications in optical computing and optical signal processing.

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1986 (4)

1984 (2)

S. K. Kwong, M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 1016 (1984).
[CrossRef]

S. Ducharme, J. Feinberg, J. Appl. Phys. 56, 839 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1982 (2)

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, Opt. Commun. 23, 338 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 2, 438 (1976).

Cronin-Golomb, M.

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), 16 (1986).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Kwong, M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 1016 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Ducharme, S.

S. Ducharme, J. Feinberg, J. Appl. Phys. 56, 839 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Dunning, G. J.

Feinberg, J.

S. Ducharme, J. Feinberg, J. Appl. Phys. 56, 839 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, B.

B. Fischer, Opt. Lett. 11, 236 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Klein, M. B.

Kukhtarev, N. V.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, Opt. Commun. 23, 338 (1977).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kukhtarev, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 2, 438 (1976).

Kwong, S. K.

S. K. Kwong, A. Yariv, Opt. Lett. 11, 377 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. K. Kwong, M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 1016 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Lind, R. C.

Markov, V. B.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, Opt. Commun. 23, 338 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Nilsen, J.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

O’Meara, T. R.

Odulov, S. G.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, Opt. Commun. 23, 338 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Soskin, M. S.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Valley, G. C.

Vinetski, V. L.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

White, J. O.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

S. K. Kwong, A. Yariv, Opt. Lett. 11, 377 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), 16 (1986).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Kwong, M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 1016 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

S. K. Kwong, M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 1016 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Ferroelectrics (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, V. L. Vinetski, Ferroelectrics 22, 949 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S. Ducharme, J. Feinberg, J. Appl. Phys. 56, 839 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, Opt. Commun. 23, 338 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 2, 438 (1976).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Configuration for a semilinear self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror. The external mirror M is mounted on a piezoelectric micrometer to move it toward the BaTiO3 crystal. B.S., beam splitter; c, electro-optic axis of the crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflectivity versus incident intensity of the thresholding semilinear mirror for the various mirror velocities indicated. The lines are guides to the eye passing through the experimental points. The velocities are the experimental values used.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Thresholding intensity as a function of mirror velocity.

Equations (7)

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τ = τ ( d g , λ , T , I ) ,
d g is the grating period , λ is the wavelength of the incident light , T is the temperature , and I is the total irradiance .
γ l = ( γ l ) 0 F ( I , τ , υ ) ,
γ l Δ n grating ( 1 1 + i 2 π υ τ λ g ) [ 1 1 + i ( τ δ ω ) ]
R = { M 1 / 2 + [ a 2 ( 1 + M ) 1 ] 1 / 2 M + 2 M 1 / 2 [ a 2 ( 1 + M ) 1 ] 1 / 2 } 2 ,
tanh ( 1 2 γ l a ) = a .
a th 2 = tanh 2 [ 1 2 ( γ l ) th a th ] = 1 1 + M

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