Abstract

We present a theory of resonant photorefractive wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals that are in general optically active. This theory includes the resonance enhancement of the photorefractive response in a constant applied electric field, the influence of photoelasticity, and the spatial inhomogeneity of the light intensity. In a unified manner, it allows one to describe the polarization and energy properties of two-wave coupling for the optical configurations relevant to experiment. Applications of the theory are given to photorefractive crystals of the sillenite family.

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1999 (2)

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman, A. I. Chernykh, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Rigorous three-dimensional theory of the subharmonic instability in sillenite,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1099–1103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (4)

1997 (2)

1996 (4)

H. C. Ellin and L. Solymar, “Light scattering in bismuth silicate: matching of experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 130, 85–88 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, E. Shamonina, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Excitation of higher spatial harmonics by a moving light pattern in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 131, 315–321 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Raita, A. A. Kamshilin, and T. Jaaskelainen, “Polarization properties of fanning light in fiberlike bismuth titanium oxide crystals,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1897–1899 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995 (3)

1994 (2)

Y. Ding and H. J. Eichler, “Crystal orientation dependence of the photorefractive four-wave mixing in compound semiconductors of symmetry group 4¯3m,” Opt. Commun. 110, 456–464 (1994).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Shepelevich, N. N. Egorov, and V. Shepelevich, “Orientation and polarization effects of two-beam coupling in a cubic optically active photorefractive piezoelectric BSO crystal,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1394–1402 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1991 (3)

G. Pauliat, P. Mathey, and G. Roosen, “Influence of piezoelectricity on the photorefractive effect,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 1942–1946 (1991).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Webb and L. Solymar, “The effects of optical activity and absorption on two-wave mixing in Bi12SiO20,” Opt. Commun. 83, 287–294 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Takacs, D. J. Webb, K. H. Ringhofer, and L. Solymar, “Two-wave mixing in BTO crystals in the presence of detuning,” Opt. Commun. 84, 90–94 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990 (3)

V. V. Shepelevich, S. M. Shandarov, and A. E. Mandel, “Light diffraction by holographic gratings in optically active photorefractive piezocrystal,” Ferroelectrics 110, 235–249 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Walsh, A. K. Powell, C. Stace, and T. J. Hall, “Techniques for the enhancement of space-charge fields in photorefractive materials,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 288–303 (1990).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Hall, A. K. Powell, and C. Stace, “Vector four-wave mixing in cubic, optically active photorefractive media,” Opt. Commun. 75, 159–164 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

P. Yeh, “Two-wave mixing in nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 484–519 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

S. Stepanov, S. M. Shandarov, and N. D. Khat’kov, “Photoelastic contribution to the photorefractive effect in cubic crystals,” Sov. Phys. Solid State 29, 1754–1756 (1987).

1986 (1)

1985 (2)

P. Refregier, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, and J. P. Huignard, “Two-beam coupling in photorefractive Bi12SiO20 crystals with moving grating: theory and experiments,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45–57 (1985).
[CrossRef]

S. I. Stepanov and M. P. Petrov, “Efficient unstationary holographic recording in photorefractive crystals under an external alternating electric field,” Opt. Commun. 53, 292–295 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, and V. L. Vinetskii, “Holographic storage in electrooptic crystals,” Ferroelectrics 22, 949–964 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Andersen, P. E.

Buchhave, P.

S. Lyukslyutov, P. Buchhave, and M. Vasnetsov, “Self-excitation of space-charge waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 67 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cedilnik, G.

Chernykh, A. I.

Ding, Y.

Y. Ding and H. J. Eichler, “Crystal orientation dependence of the photorefractive four-wave mixing in compound semiconductors of symmetry group 4¯3m,” Opt. Commun. 110, 456–464 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Egorov, N. N.

Eichler, H. J.

Y. Ding and H. J. Eichler, “Crystal orientation dependence of the photorefractive four-wave mixing in compound semiconductors of symmetry group 4¯3m,” Opt. Commun. 110, 456–464 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ellin, H. C.

H. C. Ellin and L. Solymar, “Light scattering in bismuth silicate: matching of experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 130, 85–88 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Emelyanov, A. A.

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hall, T. J.

K. Walsh, A. K. Powell, C. Stace, and T. J. Hall, “Techniques for the enhancement of space-charge fields in photorefractive materials,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 288–303 (1990).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Hall, A. K. Powell, and C. Stace, “Vector four-wave mixing in cubic, optically active photorefractive media,” Opt. Commun. 75, 159–164 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J. P.

P. Refregier, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, and J. P. Huignard, “Two-beam coupling in photorefractive Bi12SiO20 crystals with moving grating: theory and experiments,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45–57 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Jaaskelainen, T.

Johansen, P. M.

Johnson, R. V.

Kamenov, V.

Kamenov, V. P.

B. I. Sturman, A. I. Chernykh, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Rigorous three-dimensional theory of the subharmonic instability in sillenite,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1099–1103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kamshilin, A. A.

Kargin, Y. F.

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Khat’kov, N. D.

S. Stepanov, S. M. Shandarov, and N. D. Khat’kov, “Photoelastic contribution to the photorefractive effect in cubic crystals,” Sov. Phys. Solid State 29, 1754–1756 (1987).

Kießling, A.

Kobozev, O.

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kowarschik, R.

Krause, M.

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kukhtarev, N. V.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, and V. L. Vinetskii, “Holographic storage in electrooptic crystals,” Ferroelectrics 22, 949–964 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Lyukslyutov, S.

S. Lyukslyutov, P. Buchhave, and M. Vasnetsov, “Self-excitation of space-charge waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 67 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mandel, A. E.

V. V. Shepelevich, S. M. Shandarov, and A. E. Mandel, “Light diffraction by holographic gratings in optically active photorefractive piezocrystal,” Ferroelectrics 110, 235–249 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Mann, M.

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, E. Shamonina, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Excitation of higher spatial harmonics by a moving light pattern in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 131, 315–321 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Low frequency peculiarities of the photorefractive response in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 113, 371–377 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman, M. Mann, J. Otten, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Space-charge waves and their parametric excitation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1919–1932 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Markov, V. B.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, and V. L. Vinetskii, “Holographic storage in electrooptic crystals,” Ferroelectrics 22, 949–964 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Marrakchi, A.

Mathey, P.

McClelland, T. E.

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, E. Shamonina, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Excitation of higher spatial harmonics by a moving light pattern in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 131, 315–321 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Low frequency peculiarities of the photorefractive response in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 113, 371–377 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nippolainen, E.

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Odulov, S. G.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, and V. L. Vinetskii, “Holographic storage in electrooptic crystals,” Ferroelectrics 22, 949–964 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Otten, J.

Pauliat, G.

Pedersen, H. C.

Petrov, M. P.

S. I. Stepanov and M. P. Petrov, “Efficient unstationary holographic recording in photorefractive crystals under an external alternating electric field,” Opt. Commun. 53, 292–295 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Podivilov, E. V.

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Powell, A. K.

K. Walsh, A. K. Powell, C. Stace, and T. J. Hall, “Techniques for the enhancement of space-charge fields in photorefractive materials,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 288–303 (1990).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Hall, A. K. Powell, and C. Stace, “Vector four-wave mixing in cubic, optically active photorefractive media,” Opt. Commun. 75, 159–164 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Prokofiev, V. V.

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Raita, E.

Rajbenbach, H.

P. Refregier, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, and J. P. Huignard, “Two-beam coupling in photorefractive Bi12SiO20 crystals with moving grating: theory and experiments,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45–57 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Refregier, P.

P. Refregier, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, and J. P. Huignard, “Two-beam coupling in photorefractive Bi12SiO20 crystals with moving grating: theory and experiments,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45–57 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Reshet’ko, A.

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ringhofer, K. H.

B. I. Sturman, A. I. Chernykh, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Rigorous three-dimensional theory of the subharmonic instability in sillenite,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1099–1103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. Shamonina, V. Kamenov, K. H. Ringhofer, G. Cedilnik, A. Kießling, and R. Kowarschik, “Optimum orientation of phase volume gratings in photorefractive sillenites: is it always [111]?,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2552–2559 (1998).
[CrossRef]

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, E. Shamonina, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Excitation of higher spatial harmonics by a moving light pattern in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 131, 315–321 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Low frequency peculiarities of the photorefractive response in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 113, 371–377 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman, M. Mann, J. Otten, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Space-charge waves and their parametric excitation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1919–1932 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Takacs, D. J. Webb, K. H. Ringhofer, and L. Solymar, “Two-wave mixing in BTO crystals in the presence of detuning,” Opt. Commun. 84, 90–94 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Roosen, G.

Shamonina, E.

B. I. Sturman, A. I. Chernykh, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Rigorous three-dimensional theory of the subharmonic instability in sillenite,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1099–1103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman, E. V. Podivilov, K. H. Ringhofer, E. Shamonina, V. P. Kamenov, E. Nippolainen, V. V. Prokofiev, and A. A. Kamshilin, “Theory of photorefractive vectorial wave coupling in cubic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 6, 3332–3352 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. Shamonina, V. Kamenov, K. H. Ringhofer, G. Cedilnik, A. Kießling, and R. Kowarschik, “Optimum orientation of phase volume gratings in photorefractive sillenites: is it always [111]?,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2552–2559 (1998).
[CrossRef]

T. E. McClelland, D. J. Webb, B. I. Sturman, E. Shamonina, M. Mann, and K. H. Ringhofer, “Excitation of higher spatial harmonics by a moving light pattern in sillenites,” Opt. Commun. 131, 315–321 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Shandarov, S. M.

S. M. Shandarov, A. Reshet’ko, A. A. Emelyanov, O. Kobozev, M. Krause, Y. F. Kargin, and V. V. Volkov, “Two-beam coupling in sillenite crystals,” Proc. SPIE 2969, 202–210 (1996).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Shepelevich, S. M. Shandarov, and A. E. Mandel, “Light diffraction by holographic gratings in optically active photorefractive piezocrystal,” Ferroelectrics 110, 235–249 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Stepanov, S. M. Shandarov, and N. D. Khat’kov, “Photoelastic contribution to the photorefractive effect in cubic crystals,” Sov. Phys. Solid State 29, 1754–1756 (1987).

Shepelevich, V.

Shepelevich, V. V.

V. V. Shepelevich, N. N. Egorov, and V. Shepelevich, “Orientation and polarization effects of two-beam coupling in a cubic optically active photorefractive piezoelectric BSO crystal,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1394–1402 (1994).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Shepelevich, S. M. Shandarov, and A. E. Mandel, “Light diffraction by holographic gratings in optically active photorefractive piezocrystal,” Ferroelectrics 110, 235–249 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Solymar, L.

H. C. Ellin and L. Solymar, “Light scattering in bismuth silicate: matching of experimental results,” Opt. Commun. 130, 85–88 (1996).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Webb and L. Solymar, “The effects of optical activity and absorption on two-wave mixing in Bi12SiO20,” Opt. Commun. 83, 287–294 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Takacs, D. J. Webb, K. H. Ringhofer, and L. Solymar, “Two-wave mixing in BTO crystals in the presence of detuning,” Opt. Commun. 84, 90–94 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. Refregier, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, and J. P. Huignard, “Two-beam coupling in photorefractive Bi12SiO20 crystals with moving grating: theory and experiments,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45–57 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Soskin, M. S.

N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, and V. L. Vinetskii, “Holographic storage in electrooptic crystals,” Ferroelectrics 22, 949–964 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Stace, C.

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Figures (12)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of a photorefractive resonance dc experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Geometrical scheme.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Contour lines of the quality factor, Q(E0, Λ)=const, for (a) BSO and (b) BTO parameters.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependences ν0,1,3(ζ) for (a) BSO and (b) BTO crystals. For the dotted curves the elasto-optic contributions are omitted.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dependences Φ(δ) for (a) α=0.75 cm-1 and (b) α=1.5 cm-1. Quality factor Q=6. Curves 1, 2, 3, and 4 correspond to l=2, 4, 8, and 16 mm. The dotted curves correspond to αl=0.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

lΦmax versus l for Q=6 and different values of α. Solid curves 1, 2, 3, and 4 correspond to α=0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2.5 cm-1, respectively. The dashed line is plotted for α=0.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Dependences of [g(Ω)]max on the crystal thickness for the diagonal optical configuration. Curves 1 and 2 are plotted for E0=10 kV/cm, Λ=5 µm, and α=0.5 cm-1, whereas curves 3 and 4 are obtained for E0=20 kV/cm, Λ=10 µm, and α=1 cm-1. The dashed curves correspond to the simplified model.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Positive contour lines of lng(θ, ψ) for the D configuration optimized with respect to the frequency detuning Ω at each set of the arguments. The material parameters correspond to Table 1. (a) E0=10 kV/cm, l=4 mm, and α=0.5 cm-1. (b) E0=20 kV/cm, l=2 mm, and α=1 cm-1. The polarization vectors are directed along E0.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Dependences g(δ) for (a) E0  K[1¯1¯1] and (b) E0K[001]. Solid curves 1 and 2 are plotted for ep  E0 and epE0, respectively, on the basis of Eqs. (3) and (6). The dotted curves correspond to the simplified model; they are independent of the polarization state. The relevant parameters are E0=6 kV/cm, Λ=20 µm, l=8 mm, and α=1 cm-1.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Contour lines of lng(θ, ψ) for E0  [001], α=1.5 cm-1, and E0=6 kV/cm: (a) l=4 mm and (b) l=8 mm. In case (a) the maximum value of ln g, shown by a dot, is approximately 3.85, whereas in case (b) it equals 4.2.

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

Dependence lng(θ,ψ) for E0[1¯1¯1], α=1.5 cm-1, E0=6 kV/cm, and l=8mm: (a) A1,2 ‖ [1̅1̅1] and (b) A1,2[1¯1¯1]. The maximum values of ln g are approximately 5.35 and 4.4.

Fig. 12
Fig. 12

Dependence lng(θ, ψ) for E0[001], α=1.5 cm-1, E0=6 kV/cm, l=4 mm, and two different input polarizations: (a) left circular and (b) right circular. The maximum values of ln g are approximately 4.23 and 4.25.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Representative Parameters for BSO and BTO Crystals

Equations (27)

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Elight=[A1 exp(ik1·r-iΩt)+A2 exp(ik2·r)]exp(-iωt)+c.c.,
Esc=nE0eK exp[i(K·r-Ωt)]+c.c.,
ddz+α2A1-iGˆA1=ieKVˆA2,
ddz+α2A2-iGˆA2=ieK*VˆA1.
Gij=sHij(0)+iρδijz,
Vij=sHij,
Hˆ(0)=0sin ζ0sin ζ0cos ζ0.
eK=ω0Eq(1+iED/E0)Ω(E0+iED+iEM)+iω0(E0+iED+iEq)×A1·A2*I0.
eKωKΩ-ωK+iγKA1·A2*I0,
ωK=ω0 EqE0I0KE0γK=ω01+EqEDE02EqEME02.
σˆ1=0110,σˆ2=0-ii0,σˆ3=100-1,
Gˆ=κ·σ;Vˆ=ν01ˆ+ν·σ,
ν0=s(Hxx+Hyy)/2,
ν1=sHxy,ν2=0,ν3=s(Hxx-Hyy)/2,
κ1=sHxy(0),κ2=-ρ,κ3=s(Hxx(0)-Hyy(0))/2.
ddz+α2-iκ·σˆA1=ieK(ν0+ν·σˆ)A2,
ddz+α2-iκ·σˆA2=ieK*(ν0+ν·σˆ)A1.
A1,2(z)=exp(-αz/2)exp[i(κ·σˆ)z]A1,2(0),
exp[i(κ·σ)z]=cos κz1ˆ+iκsin κz(κ·σˆ),
A1,2(z)=I0(0) exp(-αz/2)exp[i(κ·σˆ)z]b1,2.
db1dz=F(b1·ep*)(ν0+q·σˆ)ep,
F={Q-1+i[1-δ exp(αz)]}-1,
q=κ (ν·κ)κ2+ν-κ (ν·κ)κ2×cos 2κz-(ν×κ)κsin 2κz,
(b1·ep*)=(b1·ep*)0 exp0zF[ν0+ep*(q·σˆ)ep]dz,
ln g=2Ql[ν0+ep*(q0·σˆ)ep]Φ,
Φ=1l0l{1+Q-2[1-δ exp(-αz)]2}-1dz.
ln gmax[cm-1]0.8QE0[kV/cm]l[cm]Φmax.

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