On the finesse of a phase-conjugate Fabry-Perot resonator using nearly-degenerate four-wave mixing

K. Ujihara, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

We consider a Fabry-Perot cavity in which one of the mirrors is a phase-conjugate mirror (PCM) using near-degenerate four-wave mixing. We show that when taking pump depletion into account, the divergence in finesse of the resonator predicted by linear theories for a resonator round trip gain approaching unity is eliminated. The saturation of the finesse as a function of pump intensity leads to a new kind of bistability in the transmission characteristics of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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On the finesse of a phase-conjugate Fabry-Perot resonator using nearly-degenerate four-wave mixing. / Ujihara, K.; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 53, No. 1, 01.02.1985, p. 48-52.

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