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4 November 1982 Four-Wave Mixer Phase Compensation Performance
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A theoretical study was conducted on the performance of the four-wave mixer as an adaptive optical element in an atmospheric optical communication system. As an active element, the mixer introduced its own quantum noise, and therefore, this noise was considered in the system performance. This analysis is directly applicable to atmospheric compensation for large telescopes in that the four-wave mixer phase conjugation property will restore planar phase fronts to incoming aberrated waves. Results indicated that the average received noise power generated in the four-wave mixer was 60 dB below the average received signal power.
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John J. Prisco "Four-Wave Mixer Phase Compensation Performance", Proc. SPIE 0332, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes I, (4 November 1982); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933530
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