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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2006
  • pp: 5942–5949

Influence of recording conditions on crossed-beam photorefractive gratings in doubly doped LiNbO3 crystals

Xin Wang, Aimin Yan, Liren Liu, Dean Liu, Yanan Zhi, and Zhijuan Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 23, pp. 5942-5949 (2006)

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The influence of the recording conditions, including the widths of the recording beams, the width ratio of the recording beams, and the recording angles, on the properties of crossed-beam photorefractive gratings in doubly doped LiNbO 3 crystals is studied. A theoretical model that combines the band transport model with two-dimensional coupled-wave theory is proposed. The numerical calculations of the space-charge field, the intensity profiles of the diffracted beam, and the diffraction efficiency are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2006

Xin Wang, Aimin Yan, Liren Liu, Dean Liu, Yanan Zhi, and Zhijuan Hu, "Influence of recording conditions on crossed-beam photorefractive gratings in doubly doped LiNbO3 crystals," Appl. Opt. 45, 5942-5949 (2006)

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