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14 October 1986 Instabilities In Four-Wave Mixing
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Proceedings Volume 0667, Optical Chaos; (1986)
Event: 1986 Quebec Symposium, 1986, Quebec City, Canada
Recent research on instabilites in the four-wave mixing process is summarized. The four-wave mixing process can cause a laser beam to become unstable to the growth of new frequency components as the beam propagates through a nonlinear medium. Similar instabilities can occur in more complicated optical systems such as lasers and bistable optical devices. The nature of the instability is very different for nonlinearities resulting from one- and two-photon resonances in the susceptibility describing four-wave mixing. The four wave mixing process can lead to chaotic behavior in a self-pumped phase conjugate mirror.
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Robert W Boyd, Alexander L Gaeta, Daniel J Gauthier, Michelle S Malcuit, and Paul Narum "Instabilities In Four-Wave Mixing", Proc. SPIE 0667, Optical Chaos, (14 October 1986);

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