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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 236–238

Theory of self-frequency detuning of oscillations by wave mixing in photorefractive crystals

Baruch Fischer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 236-238 (1986)

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We present a theory of the frequency-detuning properties of various oscillators formed by four-wave mixing in photorefractive crystals. It is shown that the detuning originates from the self-induced grating dynamics in the mixing crystal, governed by phase conditions of the optical paths and several other parameters, such as external and internal electric fields in the mixing crystal.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 14, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

Baruch Fischer, "Theory of self-frequency detuning of oscillations by wave mixing in photorefractive crystals," Opt. Lett. 11, 236-238 (1986)

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  9. After this Letter was completed and submitted, other relevant work was published, among them a paper by K. R. MacDonald, J. Feinberg [Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 821 (1985)] with an approach similar to that of Ref.8. Other papers, by A. Yariv, S. K. Kwong [Opt. Lett. 10, 359 (1985); Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 460 (1985)] and M. D. Ewbank, P. Yeh [Opt. Lett. 10, 496 (1985)], describe mainly oscillators by two-wave mixing. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  14. Recent experimental findings confirm the results of the present theory: S. Sternklar, S. Weiss, B. Fischer, Opt. Lett. 11, 165 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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