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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1841–1843

Fast photorefractive response of vanadium-doped lithium niobate in the visible region

Yinfeng Dong, Shiguo Liu, Yongfa Kong, Shaolin Chen, Romano Rupp, and Jingjun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1841-1843 (2012)

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A series of vanadium-doped lithium niobate crystals was grown and their photorefractive properties were investigated with a 532 nm laser. At a total light intensity of 471mW/cm2, a short response time of only 0.57 s was achieved for 0.1 mol.% vanadium in LiNbO3. The photorefractive process is dominated by the diffusion field instead of the photovoltaic field. The dominant charge carriers are electrons. The possible mechanism for the fast photorefractive response is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

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Original Manuscript: December 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

Yinfeng Dong, Shiguo Liu, Yongfa Kong, Shaolin Chen, Romano Rupp, and Jingjun Xu, "Fast photorefractive response of vanadium-doped lithium niobate in the visible region," Opt. Lett. 37, 1841-1843 (2012)

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