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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 540–546

Propagation of spatial surface waves along the interface of photorefractive crystals

Rafael Torres-Cordoba, J. J. Sánchez Mondragón, and V. A. Vysloukh  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 540-546 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.18.000540


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Abstract

The propagation of a square beam and a Gaussian beam along the interface of two photorefractive crystals is studied theoretically. Both of the crystals have a diffusion nonlinearity of the gradient type (with a sign opposite that of the diffusion nonlinearity), which is able to balance the self-bending of the beams and hence to produce a photorefractive surface wave. A comparison of this wave with the symmetrical and antisymmetrical surface waves propagating along the photorefractive crystals’ interface is also given.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(240.6670) Optics at surfaces : Surface photochemistry

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Rafael Torres-Cordoba, J. J. Sánchez Mondragón, and V. A. Vysloukh, "Propagation of spatial surface waves along the interface of photorefractive crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 540-546 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-18-4-540


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