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Self-organised light-induced scattering in periodically poled lithium niobate

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A new species of self-organized light-induced scattering, appearing only in bulk periodically poled lithium niobate, is reported. Clearly defined diffracted beams develop on exposure to 532 nm light from a frequency-doubled, Q-switched, and mode-locked Nd:YAG laser. The structure thus created also diffracts light at 1064 nm. The effect is strongly dependent on temperature, the polarization state of the light, and the period of domain reversal. It exhibits a sharply defined nonlinear threshold at which the far-field pattern of the diffracted light evolves rapidly.

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Pruneri, V., Kazansky, P.G., Webjörn, J., Russell, P.St.J. and Hanna, D.C. (1995) Self-organised light-induced scattering in periodically poled lithium niobate Applied Physics Letters, 67, (14), pp. 1957-1959. (doi:10.1063/1.114578).

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Published date: 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 78155
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78155
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 615df1dd-5a51-4d79-8010-39e86876418b

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:26

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Author: V. Pruneri
Author: P.G. Kazansky
Author: J. Webjörn
Author: P.St.J. Russell
Author: D.C. Hanna

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