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Light-induced scattering in photorefractive crystals

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Abstract

Light-induced scattering features in LiNbO3- and BaTiO3-crytals are compared with theories on holographic writing in photorefractive crystals. It is shown that they describe the experimental facts concerning the expected main scattering directions for a given incident polarization, the time development, the thickness and the wavelength dependence. Time records of the transmission offer a useful alternative for the determination of the photoconductivity. Furthermore, a new method for birefringence measurements is established. The high accuracy of this method is based on the automatic fulfillment of a phase matching condition by the anisotropically scattered radiation.

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Rupp, R.A., Drees, F.W. Light-induced scattering in photorefractive crystals. Appl. Phys. B 39, 223–229 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00697489

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