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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 723–729

Non-steady-state photoelectromotive force and two-wave mixing in photorefractive crystals under frequency modulated illumination

M. Bryushinin, V. Kulikov, I. Sokolov, P. Delaye, and G. Pauliat  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 723-729 (2014)

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We report the excitation of non-steady-state photoelectromotive force and two-wave mixing signals using uniformly accelerated motion of the recording light pattern. Such illumination is created by linear frequency modulation of the interfering light beams. The pulse response is predicted theoretically and observed experimentally in GaAs and Bi12TiO20 crystals at λ=633nm. The evolution of the pulse shape versus sweep rate is demonstrated and explained in the frames of the developed theory. The application of the effects in laser Doppler velocimeters and accelerometers is discussed as well.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2014
Published: March 7, 2014

M. Bryushinin, V. Kulikov, I. Sokolov, P. Delaye, and G. Pauliat, "Non-steady-state photoelectromotive force and two-wave mixing in photorefractive crystals under frequency modulated illumination," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 723-729 (2014)

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