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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1256–1258

Bragg selectivity of space-charge gratings in multidomain lithium niobate crystals

H. A. Eggert, F. Kalkum, K. Buse, and B. Sturman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1256-1258 (2006)

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It is shown experimentally and theoretically that a partial domain reversal in ferroelectric lithium niobate crystals containing a previously imprinted photorefractive space-charge grating results in a highly unusual change of the angular Bragg selectivity. This carries important in situ information about domain structures, including the quality of periodically poled samples.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate

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Original Manuscript: November 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2006

H. A. Eggert, F. Kalkum, K. Buse, and B. Sturman, "Bragg selectivity of space-charge gratings in multidomain lithium niobate crystals," Opt. Lett. 31, 1256-1258 (2006)

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