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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2013
  • pp: 2729–2734

Characteristics of two-wave mixing adaptive interferometer with CdTe:Ge at 1.06 and 1.55 μm and improved temporal adaptability with temperature control

Konstantin Shcherbin, Volodymyr Danylyuk, and Marvin Klein  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 12, pp. 2729-2734 (2013)

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We have characterized a two-wave mixing adaptive interferometer based on dc-biased photorefractive CdTe:Ge crystal at 1.06 and 1.55 μm. Excellent performance is shown at both wavelengths by demonstration of high sensitivity for measurement of small displacements and high cutoff frequency at low intensity. We have achieved a considerable reduction of the undesired low-frequency response using controlled heating of the crystal, which ensures depopulation of corresponding traps. The experimental data are used for measurement of the real and imaginary parts of the coupling constant, as well as the dielectric relaxation time of the crystal and the mobility-lifetime product of the free charge carriers.

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(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: January 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published: April 16, 2013

Konstantin Shcherbin, Volodymyr Danylyuk, and Marvin Klein, "Characteristics of two-wave mixing adaptive interferometer with CdTe:Ge at 1.06 and 1.55 μm and improved temporal adaptability with temperature control," Appl. Opt. 52, 2729-2734 (2013)

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