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Author Volk, T. ♦ Ivleva, L. ♦ Lykov, P. ♦ Isakov, D. ♦ Osiko, V. ♦ Woehlecke, M.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ELECTRIC FIELDS ♦ ENERGY TRANSFER ♦ MODIFICATIONS ♦ NIOBATES ♦ PHYSICS
Abstract We demonstrate a possibility to modify photorefractive properties of a ferroelectric crystal by means of controlling the ferroelectric phase transition. This is shown by an example of co-doping a photorefractive SBN-0.61:Ce crystal with a nonphotorefractive La impurity, which strongly lowers the ferroelectric phase transition and in turn drastically enhances the linear electrooptic coefficients. The observed low coercive fields enable us to build in SBN:(Ce+La) a reproducible fast switching of the energy transfer direction. This is done by an electric field switching which changes the sign of the two-beam coupling gain factor {Gamma}. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ISSN 00036951
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-08-06
Publisher Place United States
Journal Applied Physics Letters
Volume Number 79
Issue Number 6


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