By combining the band-transport equations with the coupled wave equations, we obtain a self-consistent set of equations governing the recording of photorefractive holograms. Using the results of this model leads to accurate predictions for the observed intensity coupling and holographic diffraction efficiency. The model also predicts complicated dynamics for long recording times. The origin of this prediction is discussed and is found to be due to a new effect, which is called transient fringe dislocation.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 7, 1991
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 1992
Published: September 1, 1992
Eric S. Maniloff, Kristina M. Johnson, and Kelvin Wagner, "Dynamic energy transfer and transient fringe dislocations in photorefractive lithium niobate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1673-1684 (1992)