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Optical bistability in the light reflection from photorefractive crystals
Author(s): Nicolai S. Petrov; Anatolyi B. Zimin
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Paper Abstract

The rigorous solution in the plane-wave approximation of the light reflection boundary problem for the interface the isotropic medium - photorefractive crystal with the drift- diffusion nonlinearity mechanism is given. The possibility of the realization of the hysteresis light reflection phenomenon in this case under certain conditions is shown. The analytical expressions describing hysteresis behavior of the reflectivity as a function of the angle of incidence or that of the external electric field strength applied to the crystal are derived. By changing the value and sign of the applied electric field it is possible to transfer system from the total reflection state to the transmission state and vice versa. The obtained results are attractive for the elaboration of the possible devices for laser radiation control and optical information processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4358, Optics of Crystals, (15 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418881
Show Author Affiliations
Nicolai S. Petrov, Belarusian State Polytechnic Academy (Russia)
Anatolyi B. Zimin, Belarusian State Univ. of Informatics and Radioelectronics (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4358:
Optics of Crystals
Vasiliy V. Shepelevich; N. N. Egorov, Editor(s)

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