We show theoretically and experimentally that switching an applied square-wave field produces strong and short pulses of the outgoing signal during two-wave mixing in sillenite crystals. These pulses originate from the strong effect of the field on the optical eigenmodes and can be used in new optical schemes based on time-separated recording and readout processes.
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E. Shamonina, K. H. Ringhofer, B. I. Sturman, V. P. Kamenov, G. Cedilnik, M. Esselbach, A. Kiessling, R. Kowarschik, A. A. Kamshilin, V. V. Prokofiev, and T. Jaaskelainen, "Giant momentary readout produced by switching electric fields during two-wave mixing in sillenites," Opt. Lett. 23, 1435-1437 (1998)