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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2439–2445

Influence of beam-coupling on photorefractive parametric oscillation in a dc-field-biased Bi12SiO20 crystal

Henrik C. Pedersen, D. J. Webb, and Per M. Johansen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 2439-2445 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.002439


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Abstract

The influence of beam coupling on photorefractive parametric oscillation generated in a Bi12SiO20 crystal is investigated experimentally by comparing two configurations with and without the presence of beam coupling. It is shown that beam coupling has a great influence; for example, the transversal split of the K/2 subharmonic grating is seen only in the beam-coupling geometry. A case that resembles K/4 subharmonic generation can, however, still be found in the absence of beam coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials

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Henrik C. Pedersen, D. J. Webb, and Per M. Johansen, "Influence of beam-coupling on photorefractive parametric oscillation in a dc-field-biased Bi12SiO20 crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2439-2445 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-9-2439


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