Coherent-Beam Amplification and Polarization Switching in a Birefringent Medium—Photorefractive Crystal

Iam-choon Khoo, Yu Liang, Hong Li

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Abstract

A recent theory of polarization switching and beam amplification effect in Kerr-like media is extended to birefringent photorefractive crystals. In this class of material, we show that the birefringence allows a new mechanism for coherent nonlinear mixing effects among the extraordinary and ordinary waves, leading to amplification and polarization switching effects. Analytic solutions of the parametric equations governing these interacting waves are solved for both the phase-matched and phase-mismatched geometries. We also present an experimental confirmation of the predicted polarization switching effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1816-1824
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Amplification
Polarization
Crystals
polarization
Photorefractive crystals
crystals
Birefringence
birefringence
Geometry
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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