Applied Physics B

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 223–229

Light-induced scattering in photorefractive crystals

  • R. A. Rupp
  • F. W. Drees
Contributed Papers


Light-induced scattering features in LiNbO3- and BaTiO3-crytals are compared with theories on holographic writing in photorefractive crystals. It is shown that they describe the experimental facts concerning the expected main scattering directions for a given incident polarization, the time development, the thickness and the wavelength dependence. Time records of the transmission offer a useful alternative for the determination of the photoconductivity. Furthermore, a new method for birefringence measurements is established. The high accuracy of this method is based on the automatic fulfillment of a phase matching condition by the anisotropically scattered radiation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Rupp
    • 1
  • F. W. Drees
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität OsnabrückOsnabrückFed. Rep. Germany

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