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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 2610–2614

Effect of induced longitudinal electrostatic field components during two-wave and multiwave mixing in photorefractive materials

Partha P. Banerjee and John M. Jarem  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2610-2614 (1996)

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We show that the inclusion of the longitudinal component of the induced space-charge electrostatic field during two-beam coupling in a diffusion-dominated photorefractive material such as barium titanate with mismatched boundary conditions can predict enhancement of the higher-order diffraction efficiency, thereby reducing the minimum initial two-beam coupling ratio required for higher-order generation. We perform the analysis using the exact Kukhtarev equations and a rigorous coupled-wave diffraction theory. Expressions for the induced optical permittivity tensor including the presence of the longitudinal field are provided.

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Partha P. Banerjee and John M. Jarem, "Effect of induced longitudinal electrostatic field components during two-wave and multiwave mixing in photorefractive materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 2610-2614 (1996)

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