Probe beam amplification via degenerate optical wave mixing in a kerr medium

Tsuen Hsi Liu, Iam Choon Khoo

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The theory of probe beam amplification via degenerate optical wave mixing in a Kerr medium is presented. This theory includes consideration of the self-phase modulation, two-wave mixing. and multiwave mixing terms in the coupled-wave equations- Both analytical solutions, under the assumptions of a nondepleted pump beam and a transparent Kerr medium, and numerical solutions with these assumption!) removed are presented. Our solutions show that under certain conditions, phase matching can be satisfied and a high probe beam gain is possible, even for a zero phase shift between the refractive index and the intensity gratings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2020-2027
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1987


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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