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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4684–4693

Parametric hybrid scattering from light-induced ferroelectric and photorefractive structures

A. Selinger, U. Voelker, V. Dieckmann, M. Imlau, and M. Goulkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4684-4693 (2007)

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Processes of photo-induced light scattering are studied in single crystals of LiNbO3:Fe to uncover the origin of a new part of the entire scattering pattern which can be observed on a viewing screen. The new scattering manifests itself as two arcs enclosing the directly transmitting pump beam. It is shown that this type of scattering is due to a parametric wave-mixing process of coherent optical noise and a pump beam on a combination of photorefractively recorded phase-gratings and photo-induced ferroelectric structures. Phase-matching conditions corresponding to the new scattering are introduced. All photo-induced scattering phenomena contributing to the total scattering pattern are discussed, compared and classified.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

A. Selinger, U. Voelker, V. Dieckmann, M. Imlau, and M. Goulkov, "Parametric hybrid scattering from light-induced ferroelectric and photorefractive structures," Opt. Express 15, 4684-4693 (2007)

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