The capacity to use differing read and write wavelengths for reconstructing volume holograms recorded in a shift-multiplexing geometry is analyzed and realized for M-type volume holograms recorded on bacteriorhodopsin films. The intensity distribution in the reconstructed wave is calculated as a function of the parameters of the recording and readout beams. Optimal recording and retrieving geometries, as well as a precise method for tuning the readout setup, are suggested.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 9, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 1997
Published: March 10, 1998
Arkady S. Bablumian, Thomas F. Krile, David J. Mehrl, and John F. Walkup, "M-type thick holograms in bacteriorhodopsin films with a high-divergence reference beam," Appl. Opt. 37, 1350-1355 (1998)