Abstract

We have demonstrated experimentally beam amplification by coupling between the signal beam and the photorefractive surfaces wave in Bi12TiO20 crystal. A gain of 16,000 has been measured, with an output signal-to-noise ratio of >20 for weak input signals.

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1996 (1)

1995 (5)

G. S. Garcia Quirino, J. J. Sanchez-Mondragón, S. I. Stepanov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 1571 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Kamshilin, E. Raita, V. V. Prokofiev, T. Jaaskelainen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3242 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Brignon, S. Breugnot, J.-P. Huignard, Opt. Lett. 20, 1689 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Kaczmarek, R. W. Eason, Opt. Lett. 20, 1850 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Cronin-Golomb, Opt. Lett. 20, 2075 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

J. Joseph, K. Singh, P. K. C. Pillai, Optik 91, 89 (1992).

1991 (2)

P. B. Mathey, G. Pauliat, J. Launay, G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 82, 101 (1991).
[CrossRef]

H. Rajbenbach, A. Delboulbe, J. P. Huignard, Opt. Lett. 16, 1481 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

P. Refrégiér, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

A. Marrakchi, J. P. Huignard, P. Gunter, Appl. Phys. 24, 131 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Breugnot, S.

Brignon, A.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Delboulbe, A.

Eason, R. W.

Garcia Quirino, G. S.

G. S. Garcia Quirino, J. J. Sanchez-Mondragón, S. I. Stepanov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 1571 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Garcia-Weidner, A.

Gunter, P.

A. Marrakchi, J. P. Huignard, P. Gunter, Appl. Phys. 24, 131 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J. P.

H. Rajbenbach, A. Delboulbe, J. P. Huignard, Opt. Lett. 16, 1481 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Refrégiér, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45 (1985).
[CrossRef]

A. Marrakchi, J. P. Huignard, P. Gunter, Appl. Phys. 24, 131 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J.-P.

Jaaskelainen, T.

A. A. Kamshilin, E. Raita, V. V. Prokofiev, T. Jaaskelainen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3242 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Joseph, J.

J. Joseph, K. Singh, P. K. C. Pillai, Optik 91, 89 (1992).

Kaczmarek, M.

Kamshilin, A. A.

A. A. Kamshilin, E. Raita, V. V. Prokofiev, T. Jaaskelainen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3242 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Khomenko, A. V.

Launay, J.

P. B. Mathey, G. Pauliat, J. Launay, G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 82, 101 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Marrakchi, A.

A. Marrakchi, J. P. Huignard, P. Gunter, Appl. Phys. 24, 131 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Mathey, P. B.

P. B. Mathey, G. Pauliat, J. Launay, G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 82, 101 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Mokrushina, E. V.

Pauliat, G.

P. B. Mathey, G. Pauliat, J. Launay, G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 82, 101 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Pillai, P. K. C.

J. Joseph, K. Singh, P. K. C. Pillai, Optik 91, 89 (1992).

Prokofiev, V. V.

A. A. Kamshilin, E. Raita, V. V. Prokofiev, T. Jaaskelainen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3242 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. L. Sochava, E. V. Mokrushina, V. V. Prokofiev, S. I. Stepanov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1600 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Raita, E.

A. A. Kamshilin, E. Raita, V. V. Prokofiev, T. Jaaskelainen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3242 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rajbenbach, H.

H. Rajbenbach, A. Delboulbe, J. P. Huignard, Opt. Lett. 16, 1481 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Refrégiér, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Refrégiér, P.

P. Refrégiér, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Roosen, G.

P. B. Mathey, G. Pauliat, J. Launay, G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 82, 101 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez-Mondragón, J. J.

G. S. Garcia Quirino, J. J. Sanchez-Mondragón, S. I. Stepanov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 1571 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Singh, K.

J. Joseph, K. Singh, P. K. C. Pillai, Optik 91, 89 (1992).

Sochava, S. L.

Solymar, L.

P. Refrégiér, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, S. I.

G. S. Garcia Quirino, J. J. Sanchez-Mondragón, S. I. Stepanov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 1571 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. L. Sochava, E. V. Mokrushina, V. V. Prokofiev, S. I. Stepanov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1600 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tentori, D.

Appl. Phys. (1)

A. Marrakchi, J. P. Huignard, P. Gunter, Appl. Phys. 24, 131 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. A. Kamshilin, E. Raita, V. V. Prokofiev, T. Jaaskelainen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 3242 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

P. Refrégiér, L. Solymar, H. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 45 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. B. Mathey, G. Pauliat, J. Launay, G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 82, 101 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Optik (1)

J. Joseph, K. Singh, P. K. C. Pillai, Optik 91, 89 (1992).

Phys. Rev. A (1)

G. S. Garcia Quirino, J. J. Sanchez-Mondragón, S. I. Stepanov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 1571 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experiment. The shaded part inside the crystal shows the conversion of the pump beam into the photorefractive surface wave.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photograph of the far-field intensity distribution of the fanned light.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmitted pump beam intensity as a function of the ac electric field amplitude.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Gain of (a) the signal beam and (b) the scattered light as functions of the electric field amplitude.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dependencies on the input signal-to-pump intensity ratio: (a) the experimental data for the signal gain, (b) the theoretical curve calculated with Eq. (2), (c) the experimental data for the SNR.

Equations (2)

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G ( E ) = I ( E ) / I ,
G ( β ) = ( 1 + β ) exp ( Γ L ) 1 + β exp ( Γ L ) ,

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