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Photoinduced Optical and Electrical High-Voltage Pulsations and Pattern Formation in Photorefractive Crystals
Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials
  • Nickolai Kukhtarev, Alabama A & M University
  • Tatiana Kukhtareva, Alabama A & M University
  • Matthew E. Edwards, Alabama A & M University
  • Benjamin G. Penn, NASA
  • Hossin Abdeldayem, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
  • Tracy Hudson, Aviation and Missile Command
  • W. A. Friday, U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2002
Abstract
We review our results on conversion of CW laser Ar-ion beam power into pulsating multi-channel outputs: optical, electric and piezoelectric with simultaneous dynamic pattern formation. We show, that electrical pulsations generate high-voltage signals that may be used as a driving voltage for the conventional electro-optical modulator. We have also demonstrated the possibility of synchronization of two optical pulsators, through regulated optical coupling in a photorefractive LiNbO3 crystal. Spatial distribution of scattered light is self-organized in different patterns (hexagonal and cross-type).
Inclusive pages
445-453
ISBN/ISSN
0218-8635
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
World Scientific Publishing
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Nickolai Kukhtarev, Tatiana Kukhtareva, Matthew E. Edwards, Benjamin G. Penn, et al.. "Photoinduced Optical and Electrical High-Voltage Pulsations and Pattern Formation in Photorefractive Crystals" Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials Vol. 11 Iss. 4 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/partha_banerjee/92/