Accession Number:

ADA184697

Title:

Determination of the Origin of Self-Pumped Phase Conjugation in Barium Titanate.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

When a beam of extraordinarily polarized light is directed through a poled, single crystal of Barium titanate it fans in the direction of the optic axis. This thesis research investigates the origin of this fanning, or asymmetric self-defocusing, in barium titanate. Experimental observations and theoretical simulation suggest that this phenomenon is due to near forward stimulated photorefractive scattering. Additionally, observations of unique variegated beam patterns during phase conjugation are reported, including internally pumped rings and motion invariant patterns.

Subject Categories:

  • Crystallography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE