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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2005
  • pp: 8565–8570

Electric polarization induced by optical orientation of dipolar centers in non-polar piezoelectrics

Alexander I. Grachev and Alexei A. Kamshilin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 21, pp. 8565-8570 (2005)

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We predict new nonlinear optical phenomenon, static electric polarization induced in non-polar piezoelectric by linearly polarized light owing to orientation of the impurity centers with permanent dipole moment. Microscopic model of this effect for the crystals of cubic symmetry is proposed. Estimations of the model show that the induced polarization might be much higher than that caused by optical rectification. It is shown that a transient current Jd generated under non-steady-state illumination could be observed at extremely high modulation frequency. We expect that the effect could be applied for ultrafast optical signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Original Manuscript: September 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2005
Published: October 17, 2005

Alexander Grachev and Alexei Kamshilin, "Electric polarization induced by optical orientation of dipolar centers in non-polar piezoelectrics," Opt. Express 13, 8565-8570 (2005)

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