Title: Photorefractive waveguides in oxide crystals
Subtitle: Fabrication, properties, and applications
Authors: Kip, Detlef  
Language: en
Subject (DDC): DDC::500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Applied Physics B Lasers and optics 
Volume: 67
Issue: 2
Page Start: 131
Page End: 150
Publisher Place: Berlin, Heidelberg
In several oxide crystals the refractive index can be changed by inhomogeneous illumination, and these photorefractive properties have allowed for a wide variety of applications in optical data storage and dynamic holography. The high light intensities that are inherent in waveguide geometries make it relatively easy to observe photorefractive effects in waveguide structures, too. On the one hand, these effects are feared as optical damage, as they can degrade the performance of integrated optical devices. On the other hand, optical wave mixing in photorefractive waveguides is of considerable interest for the development of nonlinear optical components. A review of the results of recent research on the fabrication, investigation, and applications of photorefractive waveguides is given. The formation and photorefractive properties of LiNbO3, LiTaO3, BaTiO3, KNbO3, SrxBa1-xNb2O6 (0.25 ≤ x ≤ 0.75, SBN), and Bi12(Si, Ti, Ge)O20 (BSO, BTO, BGO) waveguides are discussed. Furthermore, the suitability of photorefractive waveguides for nonlinear optical components is demonstrated in some examples. © Springer-Verlag 1998.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Universität Osnabrück
URL: https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0032137598
ISSN: 09462171
DOI: 10.1007/s003400050485
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