Stationary equal-frequency two-wave mixing with gain in a bipolar birefringent nonlinear medium

Iam-choon Khoo, N. V. Tabiryan

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In a bipolar birefringent nonlinear medium, such as nematic liquid crystals, stationary degenerate two-wave mixing between a weak probe beam and a strong pump beam can occur. This leads to strong amplification of the probe beam. In our analytical calculations, the general conditions for observing these effects and specific conditions pertaining to nematic liquid crystals are explicitly described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5528-5536
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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