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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 556–564

Instability of the resonance excitation of space-charge waves in sillenite crystals

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, A. I. Chernykh, K. H. Ringhofer, V. P. Kamenov, H. C. Pedersen, and P. M. Johansen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 556-564 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000556


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Abstract

We analyze analytically and numerically the mechanism for modulational instability of the resonance excitation of a space-charge field by a moving light pattern in a photorefractive sillenite crystal to explain the results of recent experiments with Bi12SiO20 crystals.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

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B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, A. I. Chernykh, K. H. Ringhofer, V. P. Kamenov, H. C. Pedersen, and P. M. Johansen, "Instability of the resonance excitation of space-charge waves in sillenite crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 556-564 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-4-556


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