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Performance of a continuous-wave self-adaptive gain-grating laser

Performance of a continuous-wave self-adaptive gain-grating laser
Performance of a continuous-wave self-adaptive gain-grating laser
Experimental and theoretical studies have shown that three-dimensional gain gratings, optically written in a saturable laser amplifier, can act as very efficient (>1000%) diffractive optical elements and, in a four-wave mixing (FWM) geometry, can produce extremely high phase-conjugate reflectivity. A further development in the use of gain gratings for phase conjugation has been the employment of loop schemes to obtain self-pumped phase conjugation (SPPC) with only one input beam required. In reality, these devices are actually a novel type of (holographic) laser where the feedback is provided by diffraction from an externally-written gain-grating hologram.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Crofts, G.J.
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Trew, M.
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Damzen, M.J.
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Eason, R.W.
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Crofts, G.J.
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Trew, M.
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Damzen, M.J.
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Eason, R.W.
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Crofts, G.J., Trew, M., Damzen, M.J. and Eason, R.W. (1999) Performance of a continuous-wave self-adaptive gain-grating laser. In, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO '99). CLEO '99 (22/05/99 - 27/05/99) Piscataway, United States. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (doi:10.1109/CLEO.1999.834179).

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Abstract

Experimental and theoretical studies have shown that three-dimensional gain gratings, optically written in a saturable laser amplifier, can act as very efficient (>1000%) diffractive optical elements and, in a four-wave mixing (FWM) geometry, can produce extremely high phase-conjugate reflectivity. A further development in the use of gain gratings for phase conjugation has been the employment of loop schemes to obtain self-pumped phase conjugation (SPPC) with only one input beam required. In reality, these devices are actually a novel type of (holographic) laser where the feedback is provided by diffraction from an externally-written gain-grating hologram.

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Published date: 1999
Venue - Dates: CLEO '99, Baltimore, City of, United States, 1999-05-22 - 1999-05-27

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Local EPrints ID: 76491
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76491
PURE UUID: ac4a7839-dab1-4192-8a05-966982555a15
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:59

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