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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 150–152

Frequency-degenerate nonlinear light scattering in low-symmetry crystals

Alexandr Shumelyuk, Alexandr Volkov, Andreas Selinger, Mirco Imlau, and Serguey Odoulov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 150-152 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000150


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Abstract

A considerable distinction of light-induced scattering in optically biaxial crystals comes from the fact that the principal axes of the optical indicatrix do not coincide with the crystallographic directions. The study of photorefractive scattering in Sn 2 P 2 S 6 (monoclinic symmetry) revealed the particular requirements as to light polarization for excitation of parametric scattering and the polarization inhomogeneity of wide-angle scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

Citation
Alexandr Shumelyuk, Alexandr Volkov, Andreas Selinger, Mirco Imlau, and Serguey Odoulov, "Frequency-degenerate nonlinear light scattering in low-symmetry crystals," Opt. Lett. 33, 150-152 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-2-150


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