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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1897–1899

Polarization properties of fanning light in fiberlike bismuth titanium oxide crystals

Erik Raita, Alexei A. Kamshilin, and Timo Jaaskelainen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 1897-1899 (1996)

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We demonstrate that the fanning light emerging from an optically active fiberlike bismuth titanium oxide (Bi12TiO20) crystal is linearly polarized either parallel to the applied electric-field vector or perpendicular to it, independently of the external ac electric field, the crystal length, and the pump beam polarization state. We show also that a photorefractive surface wave can be generated at the opposite crystal sides, depending on the pump beam polarization.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 28, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996

Erik Raita, Alexei A. Kamshilin, and Timo Jaaskelainen, "Polarization properties of fanning light in fiberlike bismuth titanium oxide crystals," Opt. Lett. 21, 1897-1899 (1996)

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