Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing over a long atmospheric path. Weak laser light reflected from a remote retroreflector was input to a high-gain conjugate mirror. The resulting amplified output returns to the retroreflector owing to its phase-conjugate nature. Despite atmospheric effects the phase-conjugate return energy measured at the retroreflector increased by a factor of 104 over the initial weak beam.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).
  2. A. M. Scott, M. S. Hazell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1248 (1986).
    [CrossRef]
  3. J. R. Ackerman, P. S. Lebow, “Improved performance from noncollinear pumping in a high-reflectivity Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing phase conjugator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).
  4. R. C. Lind, G. J. Dunning, T. R. O’Meara, G. C. Valley, Adaptive Pointing Investigation, AFWAL Rep. TR-83-1016 (Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433).
  5. V. L. Gabrielyan, R. A. Kazaryan, G. E. Rylov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 555 (1987).
    [CrossRef]

1987 (1)

V. L. Gabrielyan, R. A. Kazaryan, G. E. Rylov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 555 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

A. M. Scott, M. S. Hazell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1248 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Ackerman, J. R.

J. R. Ackerman, P. S. Lebow, “Improved performance from noncollinear pumping in a high-reflectivity Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing phase conjugator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Andreev, N. F.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Bespalov, V. I.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Dunning, G. J.

R. C. Lind, G. J. Dunning, T. R. O’Meara, G. C. Valley, Adaptive Pointing Investigation, AFWAL Rep. TR-83-1016 (Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433).

Gabrielyan, V. L.

V. L. Gabrielyan, R. A. Kazaryan, G. E. Rylov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 555 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Hazell, M. S.

A. M. Scott, M. S. Hazell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1248 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kazaryan, R. A.

V. L. Gabrielyan, R. A. Kazaryan, G. E. Rylov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 555 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kiselev, A. M.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Lebow, P. S.

J. R. Ackerman, P. S. Lebow, “Improved performance from noncollinear pumping in a high-reflectivity Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing phase conjugator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Lind, R. C.

R. C. Lind, G. J. Dunning, T. R. O’Meara, G. C. Valley, Adaptive Pointing Investigation, AFWAL Rep. TR-83-1016 (Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433).

Matveev, A. Z.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

O’Meara, T. R.

R. C. Lind, G. J. Dunning, T. R. O’Meara, G. C. Valley, Adaptive Pointing Investigation, AFWAL Rep. TR-83-1016 (Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433).

Pismanik, G. A.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Rylov, G. E.

V. L. Gabrielyan, R. A. Kazaryan, G. E. Rylov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 555 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Scott, A. M.

A. M. Scott, M. S. Hazell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1248 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Shilov, A. A.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Valley, G. C.

R. C. Lind, G. J. Dunning, T. R. O’Meara, G. C. Valley, Adaptive Pointing Investigation, AFWAL Rep. TR-83-1016 (Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. M. Scott, M. S. Hazell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1248 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. L. Gabrielyan, R. A. Kazaryan, G. E. Rylov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 555 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, A. M. Kiselev, A. Z. Matveev, G. A. Pismanik, A. A. Shilov, Sov. Phys. JETP 342, 625 (1980).

Other (2)

J. R. Ackerman, P. S. Lebow, “Improved performance from noncollinear pumping in a high-reflectivity Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing phase conjugator,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

R. C. Lind, G. J. Dunning, T. R. O’Meara, G. C. Valley, Adaptive Pointing Investigation, AFWAL Rep. TR-83-1016 (Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement. PCM, Phase-conjugate mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

BEFWM reflectivity as a function of probe energy at the conjugator and at the remote cat’s eye. The filled circles are the data obtained for this long-path experiment. The open circles are the data from Ref. 3 for a short-path laboratory conjugator, which should be compared with the BEFWM performance at the conjugator only (lower left axes).

Metrics