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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2573–2580

Fundamental characteristics of space-charge waves in photorefractive sillenite crystals

Henrik C. Pedersen, D. J. Webb, and Per M. Johansen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 2573-2580 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.002573


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Abstract

We investigate experimentally the fundamental characteristics of space-charge waves excited in a photorefractive crystal of Bi12SiO20. Features such as their transient rise and decay as well as their steady-state frequency response are investigated. Based on this, we find the dependence of the space-charge waves’ quality factor on spatial frequency and electric-field biasing. The experimental findings are compared with the linear space-charge wave theory developed previously by Sturman [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1919 (1993) ].

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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Henrik C. Pedersen, D. J. Webb, and Per M. Johansen, "Fundamental characteristics of space-charge waves in photorefractive sillenite crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2573-2580 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-10-2573

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