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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4599–4605

Self-bending of light in photorefractive semiconductors with hot-electron effect

Andrzej Ziółkowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4599-4605 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004599


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Abstract

This article analyzes nonlinear light propagation in semiconductors with bipolar conductivity and nonlinear transport of electrons. We show how the competition between electron and hole conductivity can influence light propagation, leading to the self-bending effect of optical beam trajectory, which depending on the value of trap compensation coefficient may be stationary or transient.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2014
Published: February 20, 2014

Citation
Andrzej Ziółkowski, "Self-bending of light in photorefractive semiconductors with hot-electron effect," Opt. Express 22, 4599-4605 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-4-4599


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