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18 August 1995 Temperature dependence of light-induced scattering in a Ce:Fe:LiNbO3 photorefractive crystal
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Light-induced scattering in a Ce:Fe:LiNbO3 crystal is highly temperature dependent. By considering the effect due to thermally activated ions in a photorefractive crystal, we have shown that the photo-induced space-charge field is neutralized by the activated ions. This neutralization in turn leads to scattering noise reduction in the crystal. By raising the crystal temperature, we have observed a reduction in scattering noise, which is consistent with our prediction. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in a two-wave mixing amplification due to thermal activation effect is analyzed. Experimental demonstrations using a Ce:Fe:LiNbO3 crystal are provided, in which we have shown that the SNR improves as the crystal temperature increases.
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Feng Zhao, Hanying Zhou, Zhongkong Wu, Francis T. S. Yu, and Deanna K. McMillen "Temperature dependence of light-induced scattering in a Ce:Fe:LiNbO3 photorefractive crystal", Proc. SPIE 2529, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications, (18 August 1995);

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