We present a fully nonlinear theory of a phase-conjugate resonator in which the phase-conjugate mirror is a diffusive Kerr medium with an arbitrary ratio of cavity round-trip time to medium response time. The model is restricted to the Raman-Nath scattering regime but includes pump depletion and transverse coupling, which is provided by diffraction inside the cavity and diffusion inside the phase-conjugate mirror. A transverse linear-stability analysis of steady-state solutions is performed. The case of a sluggish medium is studied numerically in both low- and highdiffraction geometries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics