Polarization-resolved coherent transient beam combination in optical Kerr media. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We have observed transient, coherent beam combination by degenerate two-wave mixing of frequency-doubled Nd:YAG picosecond laser pulses in carbon disulfide, using a circularly polarized pump wave and a linearly polarized probe beam. The important role of beam polarization is observed, and its part in energy transfer is discussed. A theory that treats polarization effects in transient two-wave mixing is presented, applied to the carbon disulfide experiments, and found to be in excellent agreement with the data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rogovin, D., Shen, T. P., Scholl, J., Dutton, T., & Rentzepis, P.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • October 1990