Abstract

We solve the undepleted-pumps photorefractive four-wave mixing equations for the case of orthogonally polarized pump beams. Advantages over the parallel-polarized-pumps case include the potential for reflectivity enhancement and easy isolation of the conjugator from the source. The phase-conjugate reflectivities for both the parallel and orthogonally polarized pump beam cases were measured with a BaTiO3 crystal, and the results support our theoretical predictions.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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