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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2000
  • pp: 257–259

Conversion of unpolarized light to polarized light with greater than 50% efficiency by photorefractive two-beam coupling

John E. Heebner, Ryan S. Bennink, Robert W. Boyd, and R. A. Fisher  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 257-259 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000257


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Abstract

All known polarizers operate through a separation of orthogonal electric field components, one of which is subsequently discarded. As a result, 50% of the unpolarized incident light is wasted in the process of conversion to polarized light. We demonstrate a new method by which we use the optical power in the ordinarily discarded component as the pump to amplify the retained component through photorefractive two-beam coupling to achieve greater than 50% throughput.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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John E. Heebner, Ryan S. Bennink, Robert W. Boyd, and R. A. Fisher, "Conversion of unpolarized light to polarized light with greater than 50% efficiency by photorefractive two-beam coupling," Opt. Lett. 25, 257-259 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-4-257

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