Shamonina, E. and Kamenov, V.P. and Ringhofer, K.H. and Cedilnik, G. and Kiessling, A. and Kowarschik, R. and Webb, D.J. (1998) Optical activity in photorefractive Bi12TiO20. Optics Communications, 146 (1-6). pp. 62-68. ISSN 0030-4018.
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The influence of optical activity on two-wave mixing (TWM) in photorefractive BTO and BSO crystals in the absence of an applied field is studied both theoretically and experimentally. For the conventinal orientations of the grating vector, K parallel to  and K perpendicular to , the piezoelectric and photoelastic effects are either zero or negligible. This makes an analytical treatment of the TWM problem possible. We obtain an analytical solution for the coupled wave equations of TWM valid for arbitrary optical activity. This result is of special importance for BTO crystals. In these crystals under the condition of maximum energy transfer (\K\r(D) = 1, where r(D) is the Debye radius) neither the approximation of small optical activity nor the one of dominating optical activity is applicable and our analytical solution becomes essential. Our experimental setup uses beams with a trapezoidal overlap that allow us to study the thickness-dependence of the gain in a single measurement. Experimental and theoretical results for a BTO crystal are compared with those for a BSO crystal and are explained in the framework of the model used.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||sillenites; photorefractive; two-wave mixing; optical activity|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications, Fibre-optics|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Optics
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
|Depositing User:||Tara Puri|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2009 14:12|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2009 14:12|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17123 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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