Study of Photorefraction Response and Diffraction Efficiency in Mn:YAlO3 Crystals
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
Using a z-scan technique, we have shown that in Mn:YAlO3 the nonlocal component of the photorefractive response is greater than the local contribution. Although the strongest photorefractive response measured by the z-scan technique was found at light polarization Eparallel to the crystallographic axis b (E‖ b), the highest holographic diffraction efficiency was obtained at E‖ c. The observed seeming discrepancy between the z-scan results and the holographic diffraction-efficiency results is explained by polarization-dependent photoinduced absorption: This absorption has the smallest intensity and the smallest effect on the holographic diffraction efficiency at E‖ c.
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Noginov, M. A.; Helzer, Shannon W.; Loutts, G. B.; Booker, A.; Lucas, B. D.; Fider, D.; Banerjee, Partha P.; Morrissey, M.; Kim, Yong K.; and Linke, Richard A., "Study of Photorefraction Response and Diffraction Efficiency in Mn:YAlO3 Crystals" (2003). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 262.