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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1036–1038

Kinetics of photorefractive recording for circular light beams

M. Kösters, B. Sturman, D. Haertle, and K. Buse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1036-1038 (2009)

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We show, theoretically and experimentally, that the buildup of the space-charge field in photorefractive crystals is far from monoexponential for circular light beams. This is a general property of the two-dimensional (2D) case, in contrast to the one-dimensional case. The results form a basis for determination of the photoelectric parameters of photorefractive crystals within a wide intensity range, which is important, e.g., for solving of the optical-damage problem in Li Nb O 3 and Li Ta O 3 crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(120.4630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical inspection

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Original Manuscript: December 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2009
Published: March 25, 2009

M. Kösters, B. Sturman, D. Haertle, and K. Buse, "Kinetics of photorefractive recording for circular light beams," Opt. Lett. 34, 1036-1038 (2009)

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