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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)

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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.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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

R. M. Pierce and R. S. Cudney, "Photorefractive coupling between orthogonally polarized light beams in barium titanate," Opt. Lett. 17, 784-786 (1992)

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