We report experimental observation of resonant two-photon photorefractive gratings in Pr-doped SBN:60. Long-lived 4f intermediate states significantly reduced intensity threshold, thus permitting use of cw lasers for the two-photon transitions. Both two-beam one-color two-photon gratings and three-beam two-color gratings were observed. We expect these results to be extended to other rare-earth dopants.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 23, 1995
Published: April 15, 1996
Y. S. Bai, R. R. Neurgaonkar, and R. Kachru, "Resonant two-photon photorefractive grating in praeseodymium-doped strontium barium niobate with cw lasers," Opt. Lett. 21, 567-569 (1996)