Effect of photon statistics on phase conjugation by four-wave mixing. Academic Article uri icon


  • The effects of fluctuation associated with chaotic fields on degenerate four-wave mixing are studied. The chaotic field phase conjugates more efficiently than the single-mode coherent light for both weak and strong fields, the reflectivity being enhanced by a factor of 2 in the former case. The fluctuations are also shown to have a significant effect on reflectivity as a function of detuning.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Saxena, R., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Saxena, R||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • November 1983