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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2355–2357

Programming scale-free optics in disordered ferroelectrics

Jacopo Parravicini, Claudio Conti, Aharon J. Agranat, and Eugenio DelRe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2355-2357 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002355


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Abstract

Using the history dependence of a dipolar glass hosted in a compositionally disordered lithium-enriched potassium tantalate niobate (KTN:Li) crystal, we demonstrate scale-free optical propagation at tunable temperatures. The operating equilibration temperature is determined by previous crystal spiralling in the temperature/cooling-rate phase space.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2012
Published: June 11, 2012

Citation
Jacopo Parravicini, Claudio Conti, Aharon J. Agranat, and Eugenio DelRe, "Programming scale-free optics in disordered ferroelectrics," Opt. Lett. 37, 2355-2357 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2355


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