Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications II

Survey of Applications

  • Peter Günter
  • Jean-Pierre Huignard

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Jean-Pierre Huignard, Peter Günter
    Pages 1-3
  3. E. Van Wood, Paul J. Cressman, Robert L. Holman, Carl M. Verber
    Pages 45-100
  4. Jeffrey O. White, Sze-Keung Kwong, Mark Cronin-Golomb, Baruch Fischer, Amuon Yariv
    Pages 101-150
  5. Jack Feinberg, Kenneth R. MacDonald
    Pages 151-203
  6. Jean-Pierre Huignard, Peter Günter
    Pages 205-273
  7. Jeffrey W. Yu, Demetri Psaltis, Abdellatif Marrakchi, Armand R. Tanguay, Richard V. Johnson
    Pages 275-324
  8. Mikhail P. Petrov, Anatolii V. Khomenko
    Pages 325-352
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 353-367

About this book


This is the second of two volumes that review, for the first time, all major aspects of photorefractive effects and their applications. Photorefractive effects in electro-optic crystals are based on optically induced space-charge fields which ultimately alter the refractive indices by the electro-optic Pockels effect. The fundamental phenomena leading to photoinduced changes of refractive index, the materials requirements and experimental results on a variety of photorefractive materials are discussed and the most recent theoretical models describing these phenomena are presented. Interest in photorefractive materials has increased in recent years mainly because of their potential for nonlinear optical devices and for optical signals processing applications. Most of these applications are reviewed in this volume. The contributions to the two volumes are written by experts on each topic and are intended for scientists and engineers active in the field and for researchers and graduate students entering the field. Over 300 references to original papers on photorefractive and associated phenomena are cited. Volume 1 appeared as Volume 61 of Topics in Applied Physics.


applied physics crystal Modulator optical devices scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Günter
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Huignard
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für QuantenelektronikETH HönggerbergZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.THOMSON-CSF, Laboratoire Central de RecherchesOrsay CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19202-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39135-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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