Abstract

We predict new nonlinear optical phenomenon, static electric polarization induced in non-polar piezoelectric by linearly polarized light owing to orientation of the impurity centers with permanent dipole moment. Microscopic model of this effect for the crystals of cubic symmetry is proposed. Estimations of the model show that the induced polarization might be much higher than that caused by optical rectification. It is shown that a transient current Jd generated under non-steady-state illumination could be observed at extremely high modulation frequency. We expect that the effect could be applied for ultrafast optical signal processing.

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. H. Auston and A. M.Glass, �??Optical generation of intense picosecond electrical pulses,�?? Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 398-399 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Ferroelectrics (1)

V. V. Obukhovsky and A. V. Stoyanov, �??A model of photogalvanic centers in crystals,�?? Ferroelectrics 43, 137-141 (1982).

Phys. Rev. B (2)

R. L. Berney and D. L. Cowan, �??Photochromism of three photosensitive Fe centers in SrTiO3,�?? Phys. Rev. B 23, 37-50 (1981).
[CrossRef]

H.- J. Reyher, B. Faust, M. Käding, H. Hesse, E. Ruza, and M. Wöhlecke, �??Optical alignment of axial Fe centers in KTaO3,�?? Phys. Rev. B 51, 6707-6710 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

D. H. Auston, A. M. Glass, and A. A. Ballman, �??Optical rectification by impurities in polar crystals,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 28, 897-900 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Sol. State (1)

S. A. Basun, V. E. Bursian, A. G. Razdobarin, and L. S. Sochava, �??Anisotropic photoionization as a mechanism of axial iron center alignment in KTaO3,�?? Phys. Sol. State 43, 1059-1071 (2001).

Other (5)

F. Meier and B. P. Zakharchenya, Eds., Optical Orientation (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1984).

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1984).

B. I. Sturman and V. M. Fridkin, Photovoltaic and Photorefractive Effects in Noncentrosymmetric Materials (Gordon Breach, Philadelphia, Pa., 1992).

P. P. Feofilov, The Physical Basis of Polarized Emission (Consultant`s Bureu, N.Y., 1961).

F. Lüty, �??FA Centers in Alkali Halide Crystals,�?? In: Physics of Color Centers Ed. by W. B. Fowler (Academic Press, N.Y., 1968).

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