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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3267–3269

High-temperature-recorded index gratings in periodically poled lithium niobate

U. Hartwig, M. Kösters, Th. Woike, and K. Buse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3267-3269 (2006)

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Holographic index gratings based on a zero-electric-field photorefractive effect are recorded at high temperatures in copper-doped periodically poled lithium niobate crystals. The interplay between the domain structure and the index grating is studied: the fundamental grating with spatial frequency K is strongly suppressed. Pronounced sideband gratings with K s = K + s G appear, where G is the domain grating vector and s is an integer number. After development, an additional grating based on the electro-optic effect shows up. In contrast with the previously mentioned gratings, this grating allows anisotropic diffraction.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

U. Hartwig, M. Kösters, Th. Woike, and K. Buse, "High-temperature-recorded index gratings in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 31, 3267-3269 (2006)

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