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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1995
  • pp: 1139–1141

Photorefractive recording by a special mechanism in planar LiNbO3 waveguides

D. Kip, F. Rickermann, and E. Krätzig  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 1139-1141 (1995)

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Recording of holographic gratings in z-cut LiNbO3 waveguides with extraordinarily (TM) polarized light is demonstrated. In this geometry, photovoltaic currents perpendicular to the guiding layer and the grating vector set up space-charge fields. The mechanism has no equivalent in bulk material.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 3, 1995
Published: May 15, 1995

D. Kip, F. Rickermann, and E. Krätzig, "Photorefractive recording by a special mechanism in planar LiNbO3 waveguides," Opt. Lett. 20, 1139-1141 (1995)

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