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Principles of Phase Conjugation

  • Boris Ya. Zel’dovich
  • Nikolai F. Pilipetsky
  • Vladimir V. Shkunov

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 1-24
  3. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 25-65
  4. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 66-84
  5. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 85-107
  6. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 108-143
  7. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 144-170
  8. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 171-193
  9. Boris Ya. Zel’dovich, Nikolai F. Pilipetsky, Vladimir V. Shkunov
    Pages 194-228
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-253

About this book

Introduction

This book has been prompted by our des ire to share with others our apprecia­ tion of the harmony and beauty in a particular sphere of modern optics known as "optical phase conjugation". Practical applications of the phase­ conjugated wave are likely to be far-reaching. Optical phase conjugation (OPC) combines in itself aesthetic and pragmatic attractiveness, a synthesis that has made OPC a subject of general attention. The figure presents the ap­ proximate rate of publications (number of articles per year) on OPC in the world literature for recent years, the lower curve denoting the work carried out in the USSR. The efforts of a large unofficial international collective have yielded an impressive result. 150 100 50 1975 1980 At present, the physical pro ces ses underlying various OPC methods are quite understandable, and it is the physics of OPC to which our book is devoted. Practical and scientific applications of phase-conjugated waves, which are of no less interest, have been touched upon in short, as major achievements in this sphere are a matter of the future. Today there are two main methods of OPC: i) by backward stimulated light scattering, ii) by four-wave mixing. Naturally, much attention is given to these methods in our book which, after the introductory Chap. 1, can be divided into two almost independent parts - Chaps. 2 - 5, and Chaps. 6 - 8.

Keywords

Speckle future light scattering mixing optics phase physics scattering waves

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris Ya. Zel’dovich
    • 1
  • Nikolai F. Pilipetsky
  • Vladimir V. Shkunov
  1. 1.Institute for Problems in MechanicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-38959-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-13573-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-38959-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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