Theory Of Laser-Induced Phenomena On Conventional And Phase-Conjugated Surfaces
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
Laser-induced processes on conventional and phase-conjugated surfaces are investigated theoretically. Resonance fluorescence of two-level atoms on smooth and rough surfaces are reviewed. The new phenomenon of a radiative dipole at a phase-conjugated surface (PCS), in which the lifetime of the dipole can be virtually infinite under certain conditions, is examined. A PCS originates from the interference of two laser beams incident upon an absorbing layer, and this effect is discussed in terms of a phenomenological model and a hydrodynamic theory in which laser-induced periodic structure and the PCS reflectivity are analyzed. Finally, practical applications of these new phenomena occurring on PCS are discussed.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
Lin, J. T.; Huang, X. Y.; and George, T. F., "Theory Of Laser-Induced Phenomena On Conventional And Phase-Conjugated Surfaces" (1987). Faculty Bibliography 1980s. 886.