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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 347–351

Slowdown and speedup of light pulses using the self-compensating photorefractive response

Boris Sturman, Pierre Mathey, and Hans-Rudolf Jauslin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 347-351 (2011)

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We study theoretically the effects of pulse slowdown and speedup in ferroelectric Sn 2 P 2 S 6 possessing a self- compensating photorefractive response. It is shown that both these effects can be implemented in one sample for sufficiently large values of the coupling strength. In contrast to other types of the photorefractive response (local and nonlocal), the output pulses do not suffer from strong spatial amplification and broadening.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2010
Published: February 1, 2011

Boris Sturman, Pierre Mathey, and Hans-Rudolf Jauslin, "Slowdown and speedup of light pulses using the self-compensating photorefractive response," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 347-351 (2011)

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