Photorefractive energy exchange requiring optical activity and an electric field

D. Rouède, N. Kukhtarev, Galina Khitrova, L. Wang, H. M. Gibbs

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Abstract

Optical-activity-supported energy transfer is explained, and a transfer of 4% is observed in bismuth silicon oxide with same-frequency equal-intensity beams having the same circular polarization. The direction of energy exchange can be controlled by the sign of the electric field or the sense of the circularity. In general, energy exchange occurs by destructive and constructive interference between diffracted and transmitted beams; here, with the induced grating vector along the [110] direction, interference cannot occur unless optical activity and an external electric field are present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume14
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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optical activity
energy transfer
electric fields
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bismuth oxides
circular polarization
silicon oxides
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Photorefractive energy exchange requiring optical activity and an electric field. / Rouède, D.; Kukhtarev, N.; Khitrova, Galina; Wang, L.; Gibbs, H. M.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 14, No. 14, 01.01.1989, p. 740-742.

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Rouède, D. ; Kukhtarev, N. ; Khitrova, Galina ; Wang, L. ; Gibbs, H. M. / Photorefractive energy exchange requiring optical activity and an electric field. In: Optics Letters. 1989 ; Vol. 14, No. 14. pp. 740-742.
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