Reflectivity fluctuations in phase-conjugate resonators

Ari T. Friberg, Martti Kauranen, Kaj Nyholm, Rainer Salomaa

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Abstract

Behavior of the conjugate and specular reflections from a phase-conjugate resonator is studied in the presence of phase-conjugate mirror noise. Phase and amplitude fluctuations are described by a sudden-jump model. Analytical results show that the system is partially self-compensating for the phase noise. Numerical simulations of amplitude fluctuations reveal strong deviations from the coherent case when amplitude correlation time is long and the resonator is close to instability threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
JournalOptics Letters
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1987
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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