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Role of Diffusive, Photovoltaic, and Thermal Effects in Beam Fanning in LiNbO3
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • Jaw-Jueh Liu, University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
  • Q. W. Song, Syracuse University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-1994
Abstract
We analyze the steady-state (Gaussian) beam fanning in LiNbO3 from the nonlinearly coupled Kukhtarev equations by including both diffusive and photovoltaic effects and by adding the thermal effect in the calculation. There is good agreement between theory and experiment. The results show a symmetric beam-fanning pattern whose size depends on the beam waist and the power. Possible applications of our results in nondestructive testing of material parameters and optical limiting are discussed.
Inclusive pages
1688-1693
ISBN/ISSN
0030-3941
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Publisher
Optical Society of America
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Jaw-Jueh Liu, Partha P. Banerjee and Q. W. Song. "Role of Diffusive, Photovoltaic, and Thermal Effects in Beam Fanning in LiNbO3" Journal of the Optical Society of America B Vol. 11 Iss. 9 (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/partha_banerjee/102/