Effect of thermal self‐defocusing of degenerate four wave mixing in absorbing media Academic Article uri icon


  • The distortion of a phase conjugate wave produced by degenerate four wave mixing as a consequence of thermal self-defocusing is reported. The thermally induced refractive index changes cause modulation in the phase of the phase conjugate wave. The thermal self-defocusing effect may impose a limiting factor in high repetition rate nonlinear devices.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tomov, I. V., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 17

publication date

  • January 1994