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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27382–27387

Rejuvenation in scale-free optics and enhanced diffraction cancellation life-time

J. Parravicini, C. Conti, A. J. Agranat, and E. DelRe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27382-27387 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027382


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Abstract

We demonstrate rejuvenation in scale-free optical propagation. The phenomenon is caused by the non-ergodic relaxation of the dipolar glass that mediates the photorefractive nonlinearity in compositionally-disordered lithium-enriched potassium-tantalate-niobate (KTN:Li). We implement rejuvenation to halt aging in the dipolar glass and extend the duration of beam diffraction cancellation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

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J. Parravicini, C. Conti, A. J. Agranat, and E. DelRe, "Rejuvenation in scale-free optics and enhanced diffraction cancellation life-time," Opt. Express 20, 27382-27387 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27382


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