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Perturbational Analysis of Steady-State and Transient-Beam Fanning in Thin and Thick Photorefractive Media
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
  • Jaw-Jueh Liu, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-1993
Abstract
Using a perturbational-analysis and Fourier-transform techniques, we solve the Kukhtarev equations to analyze the steady-state and the transient beam fanning in a photorefractive material. Steady-state results are calculated with both thin- and thick-sample models for the photorefractive material, and the results are compared. The thin-sample results are corroborated with a simple physical argument based on an Airy function approach. We find the nature of the dependence of beam fanning on the beam size and sample thickness. Furthermore, we calculate the transient buildup of beam fanning using the thick-sample model.
Inclusive pages
1417-1423
ISBN/ISSN
0030-3941
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Publisher
Optical Society of America
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Partha P. Banerjee and Jaw-Jueh Liu. "Perturbational Analysis of Steady-State and Transient-Beam Fanning in Thin and Thick Photorefractive Media" Journal of the Optical Society of America B Vol. 10 Iss. 8 (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/partha_banerjee/88/