Optical amplification and polarization switching in a birefringent nonlinear optical medium: An analysis

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Abstract

In birefringent nonlinear optical media, it is shown that phase-matched wave-mixing processes occur naturally among the extraordinary and ordinary wave components of a strong pump and a weak probe beam. The necessary and sufficient conditions that these parametric processes may lead to amplification and or polarization switching of the probe beam are quantitatively analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2273-2276
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume64
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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