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Temperature influence on all-optical poling of glasses
Author(s): V. A. Smirnov; L. I. Vostrikova; I. A. Ishimov
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Paper Abstract

By all-optical poling of a medium the long-lived space-periodic electrostatic field arises inside the sample and, as a result of such photoinduction, an isotropic medium gains the properties of an inhomogeneous optical single-axis crystal with the existence of the periodic &pchi;(2)nonlinearity. In this paper the results of the investigation of the temperature influence on the all-optical poling process and on the kinetics of the formation of induced gratings &pchi;(2)in optical multi-compound phosphate glasses are presented. The experimental investigatation of the all-optical poling process during the smooth variation or the step changing of the temperature of studied samples demonstrates the anomalous behavior of the process of the formation of the &pchi;(2) nonlinearity in medium and shows the existance of the region of the critical temperature in which the sharp change of the kinetics of the all-optical poling process takes place. The study of the kinetics of the anisotropy in near critical region shows the possibility of the increase of the efficiency of all-optical poling in glass media by means of the high-temperature influence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6595, Fundamental Problems of Optoelectronics and Microelectronics III, 65950V (5 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725703
Show Author Affiliations
V. A. Smirnov, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)
L. I. Vostrikova, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)
I. A. Ishimov, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6595:
Fundamental Problems of Optoelectronics and Microelectronics III

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