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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3510–3512

Fixed index gratings in Li Nb O 3 : Fe upon long-term exposure to an intense laser beam

Volker Dieckmann, Andreas Selinger, Mirco Imlau, and Mikhail Goulkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 24, pp. 3510-3512 (2007)

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Permanently fixed noisily recorded refractive index gratings are discovered in single crystals of Li Nb O 3 : Fe upon long-term exposure to a single laser beam with high intensities of I = 100 kW m 2 and ambient temperature. The fixing process is explained by considering the effect of laser-induced heating of the sample and the well-known simultaneous thermal fixing procedure.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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Original Manuscript: September 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: December 6, 2007

Volker Dieckmann, Andreas Selinger, Mirco Imlau, and Mikhail Goulkov, "Fixed index gratings in LiNbO3:Fe upon long-term exposure to an intense laser beam," Opt. Lett. 32, 3510-3512 (2007)

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