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Laser beam self-channeling in a photorefractive waveguide
Author(s): Alexei A. Kamshilin
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Paper Abstract

We report an experimental observation of the light beam self-channeling inside the photorefractive Bi12TiO20 waveguide-like sample. The phenomenon occurs when the strong fanning effect takes place. Total internal reflections of fanned beams from the waveguide surfaces and their coupling with the pump beam result in the light intensity redistribution inside the photorefractive waveguide. The self-induced channel of the increased light intensity speeds up the photorefractive energy exchange process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 2778AR (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2316076
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Alexei A. Kamshilin, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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