Some examples of photorefractive oscillators
The photorefractive effect presents a periodical change of the refractive index of an optical environment under the influence of a coherent light. An interesting phenomenon which occurs at this effect is optical phase conjugation (PC). Photorefractive oscillators, that is photorefractive mirrors present important decides in photorefractive optics and their function is based on photorefractive effect. In these oscillators, a phase-conjugated light beam occurs. The basic characteristics of photorefractive oscillators, such as reflectivity, the existance of the oscillation threshold and the threshold of the coupling strength are explained by the so-called grating-action method. This is analysed on a ring oscillator, semilinear mirror and linear mirror.
terms—fotorefractive oscillators, grating-action method, ring oscillator, semilinear mirror, linear mirror.