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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1992
  • pp: 784–786

Photorefractive coupling between orthogonally polarized light beams in barium titanate

R. M. Pierce and R. S. Cudney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 784-786 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.000784


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Abstract

In certain crystals, photorefractive two-beam coupling is predicted for orthogonally polarized optical beams. The prediction follows from the phenomenological tensor form of the photogalvanic current. We demonstrate this coupling by measuring the complex beam-coupling coefficient in barium titanate and show that the photogalvanic current correctly predicts the form for the coefficient as a function of the beam crossing angle.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 1992
Published: June 1, 1992

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R. M. Pierce and R. S. Cudney, "Photorefractive coupling between orthogonally polarized light beams in barium titanate," Opt. Lett. 17, 784-786 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-11-784


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