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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1996
  • pp: 857–859

Photorefractive effects in periodically poled ferroelectrics

Minoru Taya, Matthew C. Bashaw, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 857-859 (1996)

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A quantitative analysis of the steady-state photorefractive index perturbations caused by a given optical irradiance distribution in a periodically poled ferroelectric is presented. Axially invariant index perturbations that are due to the photogalvanic effect are reduced compared with those in a homogeneously poled crystal by approximately the square of the product of the poling-grating wave vector (Kg) and a characteristic transverse dimension of the irradiance. This result is consistent with empirical observations in periodically poled LiNbO3 of much higher resistance to photorefractive damage.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 2, 1996
Published: June 15, 1996

Minoru Taya, Matthew C. Bashaw, and M. M. Fejer, "Photorefractive effects in periodically poled ferroelectrics," Opt. Lett. 21, 857-859 (1996)

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