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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1137–1143

Parallel subsystem: An almost precise solution for two-wave mixing in sillenites

Yi Hu, K. H. Ringhofer, and E. Shamonina  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1137-1143 (2001)

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We deal with the vectorial equations of two-wave mixing without an external field (diffusion response) in Bi12SiO20 and Bi12TiO20 by splitting the vectorial amplitudes of signal and reference waves into a parallel part whose direction is determined by the optical activity rotation and into a perpendicular part. By doing so we obtain an approximation scheme that works particularly well after optimization with respect to the input polarization. Exploring the relevant crystal configurations [L, T, and D geometry of the (110) cut and T and D geometry of the (111) cut], we show that for common crystal thicknesses our approximate solution is almost as precise as the numeric solution.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

Yi Hu, K. H. Ringhofer, and E. Shamonina, "Parallel subsystem: An almost precise solution for two-wave mixing in sillenites," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1137-1143 (2001)

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