Abstract

We report self-pumped optical phase conjugation in which the pumps are self-induced as standing waves in a linear Raman laser. Self-pumped reflectivities approaching 5% are obtained for input intensities of 20 W/cm2. This low optical input intensity combined with predicted submicrosecond response times suggests that the resonant Raman interaction may provide the basis for a promising new class of nonlinear-optical material.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. P. F. Liao, O. M. Bloom, N. P. Economou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 813 (1978).
    [Crossref]
  2. H. R. Gray, R. M. Whitley, C. R. Stroud, Opt. Lett. 3, 218 (1978).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  3. M. S. Shahriar, P. R. Hemmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 1865 (1990).
    [Crossref]
  4. P. Kumar, J. H. Shapiro, Opt. Lett. 10, 226 (1985).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  5. C. J. Gaeta, J. F. Lam, R. C. Lind, Opt. Lett. 14, 245 (1989).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  6. The exact temperature inside a heat-pipe cell depends on the position. In our experiments the temperature of the outer surface of the cell was 360°C near the cell midpoint.
  7. For these data, resonance is defined as the laser frequency at which minimum absorption is obtained in a Doppler-broadened reference cell.
  8. P. Kumar, S. T. Ho, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

1990 (1)

M. S. Shahriar, P. R. Hemmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 1865 (1990).
[Crossref]

1989 (1)

1985 (2)

P. Kumar, S. T. Ho, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

P. Kumar, J. H. Shapiro, Opt. Lett. 10, 226 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1978 (2)

P. F. Liao, O. M. Bloom, N. P. Economou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 813 (1978).
[Crossref]

H. R. Gray, R. M. Whitley, C. R. Stroud, Opt. Lett. 3, 218 (1978).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bloom, O. M.

P. F. Liao, O. M. Bloom, N. P. Economou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 813 (1978).
[Crossref]

Economou, N. P.

P. F. Liao, O. M. Bloom, N. P. Economou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 813 (1978).
[Crossref]

Gaeta, C. J.

Gray, H. R.

Hemmer, P. R.

M. S. Shahriar, P. R. Hemmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 1865 (1990).
[Crossref]

Ho, S. T.

P. Kumar, S. T. Ho, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

Kumar, P.

P. Kumar, S. T. Ho, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

P. Kumar, J. H. Shapiro, Opt. Lett. 10, 226 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lam, J. F.

Liao, P. F.

P. F. Liao, O. M. Bloom, N. P. Economou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 813 (1978).
[Crossref]

Lind, R. C.

Shahriar, M. S.

M. S. Shahriar, P. R. Hemmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 1865 (1990).
[Crossref]

Shapiro, J. H.

Stroud, C. R.

Whitley, R. M.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. F. Liao, O. M. Bloom, N. P. Economou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 813 (1978).
[Crossref]

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

P. Kumar, S. T. Ho, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(13), P13 (1985).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

M. S. Shahriar, P. R. Hemmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 1865 (1990).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

The exact temperature inside a heat-pipe cell depends on the position. In our experiments the temperature of the outer surface of the cell was 360°C near the cell midpoint.

For these data, resonance is defined as the laser frequency at which minimum absorption is obtained in a Doppler-broadened reference cell.

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 (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. Det's, detectors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Data showing optical power versus pump laser (blue) detuning from D1 in each of four monitored laser beams. From top to bottom the traces are the transmitted pump beam, the diffracted beam, the Raman laser output beam, and the phase-conjugate beam. The traces were obtained by scanning the stabilized pump frequency (5-MHz linewidth).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Level diagram illustrating proposed mechanism for the Raman laser (from Ref. 4).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Conjugate image showing the numeral 3, which denotes the start of series 3 on an Air Force resolution chart (8 lines/mm).

Metrics