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

K. Ujihara, P. Meystre

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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