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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 73–78

Photorefractive effect at the interface between a photoconductor and an electro-optic crystal

M. J. H. Niesten, N. J. Pulsford, and L. F. Feiner  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 73-78 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.000073


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Abstract

The photorefractive effect is theoretically studied at the interface between a thin photoconducting layer and an oxidic electro-optic crystal. A grating charge distribution in the photoconducting layer creates an electric field that penetrates the electro-optic crystal, giving a refractive-index modulation near the interface. The photorefractive gratings of different crystal geometries are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

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M. J. H. Niesten, N. J. Pulsford, and L. F. Feiner, "Photorefractive effect at the interface between a photoconductor and an electro-optic crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 73-78 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-1-73


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