LiNbO3is irradiated with lowmass, highenergy ions which cause strong modulations of the refractive index and coercive field. This effect and it's long-term stability is investigated; the application for permanent gratings is outlined.
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K. Peithmann, M. Zamani-Meymian, H. Hattermann, M. Haaks, K. Maier, B. Andreas, M. Koesters, and I. Breunig, " Permanent Modification of Material Parameters in LiNbO3Crystals by Irradiation with Low-Mass, High-Energy Ions," in Controlling Light with Light: Photorefractive Effects, Photosensitivity, Fiber Gratings, Photonic Materials and More, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper SuB2.
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