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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2169–2173

Observation of amplitude gratings in nonpoled strontium barium niobate crystals

N. V. Bogodaev, L. I. Ivleva, N. M. Polozkov, and P. A. Lykov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 2169-2173 (1998)

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We present the results of recording of amplitude gratings in SrxBa1-xNb2O6 (SBN) crystals. To eliminate the photorefractive effect we used nonpoled samples. A simple technique defined the susceptibility of doped SBN to amplitude gratings recording. It was shown that, of SBN crystals doped with Ce, Cr, and Co, SBN:Co is the most effective material for use in investigating the photochromic effect. This material has a strong dichroism in linear and photoinduced absorption. The steady-state and dynamic behavior of absorption gratings in nonpoled SBN:Co crystals was studied by the two-wave mixing technique. The study is important both for the optimization of doped SBN for photorefractive applications and for characterization of the electronic structure of defects in these materials.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1930) Diffraction and gratings : Dichroism
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

N. V. Bogodaev, L. I. Ivleva, N. M. Polozkov, and P. A. Lykov, "Observation of amplitude gratings in nonpoled strontium barium niobate crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2169-2173 (1998)

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