Abstract

We present the first report to the best of our knowledge of highly efficient phase conjugation in a laser-pumped polymer-dye saturable amplifier. Phase-conjugate reflectivity of as much as 210% at 560 nm has been obtained. Moreover, efficient reflectivity has been obtained in the broad wavelength region from 556 to 567 nm.

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I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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Abrams, R. L.

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I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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Berenberg, V. A.

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Hutchison, M. H. R.

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Mochalov, I. V.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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Nishida, F.

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
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Petnikova, V. M.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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Petrovskii, G. T.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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Pocholle, J.-P.

Reisfeld, R.

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

J. L. Walsh and J. Rentis, Opt. Commun. 48, 221 (1983).
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Shuvalov, V. V.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Soan, P. J.

Stone, R. E.

J. C. Altmann, R. E. Stone, F. Nishida, and B. Dunn, Proc. SPIE 1758, 507 (1995).
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A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Vasil’ev, A. E.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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J. L. Walsh and J. Rentis, Opt. Commun. 48, 221 (1983).
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J. I. Zink and B. S. Dunn, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 99, 878 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. (1)

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

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

J. Phys. Chem. (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. L. Walsh and J. Rentis, Opt. Commun. 48, 221 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Proc. SPIE (1)

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

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Single-pass gain of a solid dye at different wavelengths. (b) Experimental (filled circles) and theoretical (solid curve) plots of gain saturation in the solid dye versus input fluence.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the two-pass geometry for four-wave mixing in the solid-dye amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase-conjugate energy reflectivity versus forward-pump energy. The forward-pump fluence is normalized to the saturation fluence US.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Far-field patterns of (a) the probe beam, (b) the phase-conjugate beam with phase aberration, and (c) the reflected beam from the conventional mirror with phase aberration.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Phase-conjugate reflectivity in the two-pass geometry versus wavelength of the four-wave mixing laser.

Equations (6)

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dNdt=N0UpumpτUA-Nτ,
τ=τ1+UpumpUA+UUS,
US=ωeσe,
UA=ωpσa,
UA=ωpσS+σa,
UES=US1+Upump/UA.

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