SATURATION EFFECTS IN PHASE-CONJUGATE LASERS.

Amos Hardy, Yaron Silberberg

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Abstract

Phase-conjugate lasers with saturable gain medium are analyzed, taking into account the saturation of the reflectivity of the phase-conjugate mirror that is due to pump depletion. It is shown that the behavior of the laser is determined by the extent to which the reflectivity is saturated as compared with saturation of the gain medium. for weakly saturated phase-conjugate mirrors, the intensities and gain are not much different from those in conventional lasers. For strongly saturated mirrors, the laser behaves more like a single-pass amplifier with output intensity proportional to pump intensity of the phase-conjugate mirror.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-599
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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