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The sinusoidal oscillatory diffraction induced by strong refractive index change in reduced Fe:LiNbO3 crystals
Author(s): Zhifang Chai; De'an Liu; Zhu Luan; Lijuan Wang; Liren Liu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper two-beam interference experiments are performed to investigate the diffraction characteristics of volume gratings in Fe:LiNbO3 crystals (0.15wt% Fe2O3), the results show that the dependence of the diffraction characteristics on the oxidization-reduction state and the oscillatory diffraction can be found in the reduced crystals. The theoretical analysis shows that the strongest space charge field can be formed in the reduced crystals, which induce the strong refractive index change, and because of the sin2 relation between refractive index change and diffraction efficiency, the oscillatory diffraction can be found in the reduced crystals. In application for high diffraction efficiency the oxidized treatment should be performed for Fe:LiNbO3 crystals so that the depth integral of saturated refractive index change is equal to π/2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5911, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XI, 591118 (7 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612723
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Zhifang Chai, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
De'an Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Zhu Luan, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Lijuan Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Liren Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5911:
Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XI
Francis T. S. Yu; Ruyan Guo; Shizhuo Yin, Editor(s)

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