Abstract

A new scheme for spontaneous formation of hexagonal optical patterns in photorefractive crystals with dominant reflection gratings and a single pump wave is proposed and realized experimentally. It is shown theoretically that spontaneous hexagon formation results from random small-angle scattering of the pump wave inside the crystal. The threshold of spontaneous hexagon formation is found.

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1998 (2)

P. M. Lushnikov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 113, 1122 (1998) [JETP 86, 614 (1998)].
[CrossRef]

P. M. Lushnikov, P. Lodahl, and M. Saffman, Opt. Lett. 23, 1650 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

B. I. Sturman and A. I. Chernykh, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 111, 1611 (1997) [JETP 84, 881 (1997)].
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

A. V. Mamaev and M. Saffman, Europhys. Lett. 34, 669 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1988 (1)

G. Grynberg, Opt. Commun. 66, 321 (1988); J. Pender and L. Hesselink, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1361 (1990); R. Macdonald and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 89, 289 (1992); M. Tamburrini, M. Bonavita, S. Wabnitz, and E. Santamato, Opt. Lett. 18, 855 (1993).

1983 (1)

S. N. Vlasov and E. V. Sheinina, Izv. Vyssh. Ucebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 26, 20 (1983) [Radiophys. Quantum Electron. 27, 15 (1983)]; G. D’Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2597 (1991).

Chernykh, A. I.

B. I. Sturman and A. I. Chernykh, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 111, 1611 (1997) [JETP 84, 881 (1997)].
[CrossRef]

Fridkin, V.

B. Sturman and V. Fridkin, The Photovoltaic and Photorefractive Effects in Noncentrosymmetric Materials (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1992).

Grynberg, G.

G. Grynberg, Opt. Commun. 66, 321 (1988); J. Pender and L. Hesselink, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1361 (1990); R. Macdonald and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 89, 289 (1992); M. Tamburrini, M. Bonavita, S. Wabnitz, and E. Santamato, Opt. Lett. 18, 855 (1993).

Honda, T.

Lodahl, P.

Lushnikov, P. M.

P. M. Lushnikov, P. Lodahl, and M. Saffman, Opt. Lett. 23, 1650 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Lushnikov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 113, 1122 (1998) [JETP 86, 614 (1998)].
[CrossRef]

Mamaev, A. V.

A. V. Mamaev and M. Saffman, Europhys. Lett. 34, 669 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Saffman, M.

P. M. Lushnikov, P. Lodahl, and M. Saffman, Opt. Lett. 23, 1650 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Mamaev and M. Saffman, Europhys. Lett. 34, 669 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sheinina, E. V.

S. N. Vlasov and E. V. Sheinina, Izv. Vyssh. Ucebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 26, 20 (1983) [Radiophys. Quantum Electron. 27, 15 (1983)]; G. D’Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2597 (1991).

Sturman, B.

B. Sturman and V. Fridkin, The Photovoltaic and Photorefractive Effects in Noncentrosymmetric Materials (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1992).

Sturman, B. I.

B. I. Sturman and A. I. Chernykh, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 111, 1611 (1997) [JETP 84, 881 (1997)].
[CrossRef]

Vlasov, S. N.

S. N. Vlasov and E. V. Sheinina, Izv. Vyssh. Ucebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 26, 20 (1983) [Radiophys. Quantum Electron. 27, 15 (1983)]; G. D’Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2597 (1991).

Europhys. Lett. (1)

A. V. Mamaev and M. Saffman, Europhys. Lett. 34, 669 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Vyssh. Ucebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. (1)

S. N. Vlasov and E. V. Sheinina, Izv. Vyssh. Ucebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 26, 20 (1983) [Radiophys. Quantum Electron. 27, 15 (1983)]; G. D’Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2597 (1991).

Opt. Commun. (1)

G. Grynberg, Opt. Commun. 66, 321 (1988); J. Pender and L. Hesselink, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1361 (1990); R. Macdonald and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 89, 289 (1992); M. Tamburrini, M. Bonavita, S. Wabnitz, and E. Santamato, Opt. Lett. 18, 855 (1993).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. (2)

P. M. Lushnikov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 113, 1122 (1998) [JETP 86, 614 (1998)].
[CrossRef]

B. I. Sturman and A. I. Chernykh, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 111, 1611 (1997) [JETP 84, 881 (1997)].
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

B. Sturman and V. Fridkin, The Photovoltaic and Photorefractive Effects in Noncentrosymmetric Materials (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1992).

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