Abstract

We demonstrate an efficient dynamical amplification of phase conjugation in the gain medium of a diode-pumped Nd3+:YVO4 solid-state laser via excitation of its relaxation oscillations. Consequently, enhancement in the modulated amplitude of the phase conjugate wave is observed with up to +30dB compared to the classical homodyne approach.

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E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Phys. Rev. A 64, 043815 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Opt. Lett. 24, 744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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1994 (2)

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[PubMed]

A. Brignon and J. P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2203 (1994).
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1982 (2)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Reintjes and L. J. Palembo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1934 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 347 (1980).
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1979 (1)

K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15, 655 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Abe, K.

Brignon, A.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Brignon and J. P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2203 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Crofts, G. J.

Damzen, M. J.

Day, R.

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[CrossRef]

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Opt. Lett. 24, 744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gilles, H.

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[CrossRef]

Girard, S.

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, M. Laroche, and Y. Monfort, Appl. Opt. 45, 4084 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, and M. Laroche, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1709 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Green, R. P. M.

Huignard, J. P.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Brignon and J. P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2203 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kervévan, L.

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, M. Laroche, and Y. Monfort, Appl. Opt. 45, 4084 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, and M. Laroche, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1709 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ko, J. Y.

Kobayashi, K.

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 347 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Lacot, E.

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Phys. Rev. A 64, 043815 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Opt. Lett. 24, 744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 347 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Larat, C.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Laroche, M.

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, M. Laroche, and Y. Monfort, Appl. Opt. 45, 4084 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, and M. Laroche, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1709 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Loiseau, L.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Monfort, Y.

Otsuka, K.

Palembo, L. J.

J. Reintjes and L. J. Palembo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1934 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Pocholle, J. P.

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Reintjes, J.

J. Reintjes and L. J. Palembo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1934 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Stoeckel, F.

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Phys. Rev. A 64, 043815 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Opt. Lett. 24, 744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Syed, K. S.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Brignon, L. Loiseau, C. Larat, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, Appl. Phys. B 69, 159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (4)

J. Reintjes and L. J. Palembo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1934 (1982).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15, 655 (1979).
[CrossRef]

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 347 (1980).
[CrossRef]

A. Brignon and J. P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2203 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

L. Kervévan, H. Gilles, S. Girard, and M. Laroche, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1709 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Phys. Rev. A 64, 043815 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of a modulated FWM experiment in a diode-pumped Nd : YVO 4 laser; M, high-reflectivity plane mirrors; C, Nd:YVO4 crystal; M o , laser output coupler; AOM, acousto-optic modulator; OI, optical isolator; D 1 , 2 , InGaAs photodiodes; L 1 , 2 , lenses; BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of the amplitude-modulated part of the conjugate wave intensity versus the AM frequency compared to the noise spectrum of the free-running laser driven by white noise.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of the amplitude-modulated part of the conjugate wave intensity versus the signal beam power: (a) only the signal beam power | A s | 2 is modified; (b)  | A p 1 | 2 , | A p 2 | 2 , and | A s | 2 are modified in the same way.

Equations (2)

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| A c | 2 γ ( f ) × R c ( η ) × | A s | 2 ,
γ ( f ) = γ c . ( η . γ 1 ) 2 4 π 2 + f 2 4 π 2 ( f r o 2 f 2 ) 2 + ( η . γ 1 ) 2 f 2 , f r o = 1 2 π γ 1 γ c ( η 1 ) .

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