Abstract

We demonstrate the use of highly efficient degenerate four-wave mixing for phase conjugation with multipass geometries in a polymer laser dye saturable amplifier. Phase-conjugate energy reflectivity of as much as 20,000% with a four-pass geometry in the longitudinally pumped polymer dye was obtained at 564 nm.

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Case, A. D.

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Hasegawa, A.

Hayashi, N.

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

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

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[CrossRef]

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Stone, R. E.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. J. Hoffman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 552 (1986).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Hoffman and P. E. Perkins, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 563 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn.

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 1325 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Hoffman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 253 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem.

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

Opt. Commun.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

K. Divakara and K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 119, 132 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

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

Other

K. Kobayashi, ed., Thermophysical Properties Handbook (Yokendo, Tokyo, 1990, in Japanese), p. 36.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental (filled circles) and theoretical (solid curve) plots of gain saturation in the solid dye versus probe-beam fluence.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the multipass geometries for DWFM in the solid dye. (a), (b), and (c) show the single-, the double-, and the four-pass geometries, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase-conjugate energy reflectivity in multipass geometries versus forward-pump-beam fluence. The forward-pump-beam fluence is normalized to the saturation fluence Us.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Far-field patterns of (a) the probe beam, (b) the probe beam reflected by a conventional mirror instead of a phase conjugator, and (c) the phase-conjugate beam in the four-pass geometry.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Temporal pulse forms of the incident probe and phase-conjugate beams. The dashed curves show the ratio of the normalized phase-conjugate reflectivity to its peak value.

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