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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2000
  • pp: 985–996

Resonant vectorial wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals

B. I. Sturman, A. I. Chernykh, V. P. Kamenov, E. Shamonina, and K. H. Ringhofer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 985-996 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000985


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Abstract

We present a theory of resonant photorefractive wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals that are in general optically active. This theory includes the resonance enhancement of the photorefractive response in a constant applied electric field, the influence of photoelasticity, and the spatial inhomogeneity of the light intensity. In a unified manner, it allows one to describe the polarization and energy properties of two-wave coupling for the optical configurations relevant to experiment. Applications of the theory are given to photorefractive crystals of the sillenite family.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

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B. I. Sturman, A. I. Chernykh, V. P. Kamenov, E. Shamonina, and K. H. Ringhofer, "Resonant vectorial wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 985-996 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-6-985


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