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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3093–3095

Observation of photorefractive surface waves in self-defocusing LiNbO3:Fe crystal

D. P. Yang, Z. P. Chen, F. Zhao, H. Y. Yu, T. H. Zhang, J. G. Tian, and J. J. Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3093-3095 (2013)

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Photorefractive (PR) surface waves (SWs) in self-defocusing LiNbO3:Fe are studied theoretically and experimentally. We demonstrate that SWs can also be formed in a self-defocusing nonlinear medium and that the nonlocal nonlinearity (such as the diffusion component of PR nonlinearity in this Letter) is the essential cause. The forming process of PR SWs with a self-deflection course of light beams has been observed. The results indicate the possibility of concentrating light energy in self-defocusing media, taking advantage of SWs.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2013
Published: August 13, 2013

D. P. Yang, Z. P. Chen, F. Zhao, H. Y. Yu, T. H. Zhang, J. G. Tian, and J. J. Xu, "Observation of photorefractive surface waves in self-defocusing LiNbO3:Fe crystal," Opt. Lett. 38, 3093-3095 (2013)

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