Recently significant crosstalk has been observed in a multibeam experiment in which gratings were previously thought to be independent. In this letter, it is shown that the crosstalk is due to a coherent nonlinear combination of the primary gratings, which causes additional peaks to occur in the diffraction pattern and changes the diffraction efficiency of the primary gratings explaining the apparent crosstalk. It is shown that the effect can be derived from the band transport model when all the terms in the expression for the generation of charge carriers are retained. Results are presented for a configuration consisting of a reference beam and two object beams and show experimental results that confirm the model. ©1995 American Institute of Physics.
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