Vectorial beam coupling in fast photorefractive crystals with AC-enhanced response

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Titel: Vectorial beam coupling in fast photorefractive crystals with AC-enhanced response
Sonstige Titel: Vectorial beam coupling in fast photorefractive crystals with AC-enhanced response
Autor(en): Filippov, Oleg
Erstgutachter: Prof. Dr. Klaus Ringhofer
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Krätzig
Zweitgutachter: Dr. Ekaterina Shamonina
Zusammenfassung: We develop a theory of vectorial wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals placed in an alternating ac-field to enhance the nonlinear response. First we analytically and numerically investigate the dependences of the first Fourier harmonics of the space-charge field, induced in an AC-biased sillenite crystal by a light-interference pattern, on the light contrast m. The data obtained was used to extend the vectorial beam-coupling theory on the whole contrast region. In particular, we proved in the general case that despite of essential differences between thediffusion and AC nonlocal responses the later keeps the light interference fringes straight during the interaction. This fundamental feature allows, under certain restrictions, to reduce the nonlinear problem of vectorial coupling to the known linear problem of vectorial Bragg diffraction from a spatially uniform grating, which admits an exact solution. As a result, the nonlinear vectorial problem can be effectively solved for a number of practically important cases.The developed theory was applied to describe the transformation of a momentary phase changes of one of the input beams into the output intensity modulation (so-called grating translation technique). In contrast to the previous studies, we take into account the change of the space-charge field amplitude across the crystal (the coupling effects). The theory developed is employed to optimize the conditions for the linear signal detection under polarization filtering for the transverse and longitudinal optical configurations. We also analyze the possibility of the linear detection without polarization filtering.Illumination of AC-biased photorefractive BTO crystals with a coherent light beam results in development of strong nonlinear scattering. We investigate the angular and polarization characteristics of the scattered light for the diagonal optical configuration and different polarization states of the pump.
Schlagworte: photorefractive; nonlinear; vectorial; coupling; detection; grating; filtering; light scattering; diffraction; sillenite
Erscheinungsdatum: 28-Sep-2004
Enthalten in den Sammlungen:FB04 - E-Dissertationen

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