Abstract

A recently predicted resonant effect for the enhancement of two-wave mixing in photorefractive materials is investigated. The resonance occurs when the frequency of the applied ac field agrees with the eigenfrequency of the excited space-charge wave. Experimentally a clear resonance is found, as predicted by the theory, for high dc electric fields, but the resonance is smeared out for lower fields. A modified theory, taking into account the second temporal harmonic of the space-charge wave, shows good agreement with the experimental results.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Two-wave mixing of phase-modulated beams in GaP under a dc electric field

Alexei A. Kamshilin, Nadezhda I. Nazhestkina, Oleg V. Kobozev, and Timo Jaaskelainen
Opt. Lett. 26(8) 527-529 (2001)

Techniques for the enhancement of space-charge fields in photorefractive materials

K. Walsh, A. K. Powell, C. Stace, and T. J. Hall
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7(3) 288-303 (1990)

Two-wave mixing gain in Bi12SiO20 with applied alternating electric fields: self-diffraction and optical activity effects

Michael A. Krainak and Frederic M. Davidson
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(4) 634-638 (1989)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription