Beam bending in photorefractive conjugators Academic Article uri icon


  • Strong bending of laser beams in photorefractive conjugators is explained using the grating action method and Fermat's principle. A bent bidirectional optical path in the crystal consists of a finite number of kinks formed at the double-phase conjugate interaction regions, and straight segments in between. The device in operation strives to minimixe the optical path length and maximize the coupling between beams.

author list (cited authors)

  • Vujić, D., Belić, M., Sandfuchs, O., & Kaiser, F.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • January 2001