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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1867–1871

Photorefractive properties probed by Raman spectroscopy in Fe-doped Li Nb O 3

R. Mouras, M. D. Fontana, M. Mostefa, and P. Bourson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1867-1871 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001867


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Abstract

Laser photoinduced properties in iron-doped Li Nb O 3 crystals were investigated by means of Raman spectroscopy. The results were compared with data recorded in undoped crystals. The appearance of several lines unexpected by the Raman selection rules were interpreted by means of a nonlinear polarization caused by the photovoltaic effect. This polarization gives rise to additional components in the Raman tensor. Our report underlines the interest of Raman spectroscopy for probing nonlinear optical polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2006

Citation
R. Mouras, M. D. Fontana, M. Mostefa, and P. Bourson, "Photorefractive properties probed by Raman spectroscopy in Fe-doped LiNbO3," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1867-1871 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-9-1867


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