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Photorefractive Crystals As Optical Devices, Elements, And Processors
Author(s): Jeffrey O. White; Amnon Yariv
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Paper Abstract

The physics of the photorefractive effect and the unique nonlinear optical properties of photorefractive crystals are described. A survey of the optical applications of the photorefractive effect follows. We include the use of photorefractive crystals as holographic storage elements, optical image amplifiers, phase conjugate mirrors, correction elements for intracavity laser distortions, phase conjugate windows for field transmission through inhomogeneous media, and coherent image processors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1984
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0464, Solid-State Optical Control Devices, (23 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966219
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey O. White, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0464:
Solid-State Optical Control Devices
Pochi Yeh, Editor(s)

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