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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1102–1108

Polarization structure of beam fanning in low-symmetry photorefractive crystals

Alexandr Volkov, Alexandr Shumelyuk, Serguey Odoulov, and Mirco Imlau  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 1102-1108 (2013)

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Beam fanning in low-symmetry photorefractive crystals features nonuniform angular distribution of linear polarization. We study this phenomenon experimentally in monoclinic Sn 2 P 2 S 6 crystals that belong to the m class of symmetry and compare the results with the predictions of a simple model that describes amplification of a weak scattered wave via nonlinear coupling to the intense incident wave.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2013
Published: April 2, 2013

Alexandr Volkov, Alexandr Shumelyuk, Serguey Odoulov, and Mirco Imlau, "Polarization structure of beam fanning in low-symmetry photorefractive crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1102-1108 (2013)

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