Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications I

Fundamental Phenomena

  • Editors
  • Peter Günter
  • Jean-Pierre Huignard

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Peter Günter, Jean-Pierre Huignard
    Pages 1-5
  3. Peter Günter, Jean-Pierre Huignard
    Pages 7-73
  4. George C. Valley, Juan F. Lam
    Pages 75-98
  5. Eckhard Krätzig, Ortwin F. Schirmer
    Pages 131-166
  6. Marvin B. Klein
    Pages 195-236
  7. Alastair M. Glass, Jefferson Strait
    Pages 237-262
  8. Back Matter

About this book


This is the first 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 the second volume devoted to this topic. The contributions to these 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.


crystal optical devices semiconductor

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18332-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47881-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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