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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 1999
  • pp: 815–821

Incoherent-to-coherent conversion and square-law transmission based on photoinduced birefringence in bacteriorhodopsin films

David Sánchez-de-la-Llave and Michael A. Fiddy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 815-821 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000815


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Abstract

We review the main optical properties of bacteriorhodopsin that are relevant to its use as a spatial light modulator. A model is described for the transmittance of a film placed between crossed polarizers in which photoinduced birefringence occurs. We show when the transmittance is proportional to the write intensity. We use this property in a joint transform correlator for incoherent-to-coherent conversion and effective square-law modulation in the Fourier plane.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.1160) Image processing : Analog optical image processing
(100.4550) Image processing : Correlators
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 1998
Published: February 10, 1999

Citation
David Sánchez-de-la-Llave and Michael A. Fiddy, "Incoherent-to-coherent conversion and square-law transmission based on photoinduced birefringence in bacteriorhodopsin films," Appl. Opt. 38, 815-821 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-5-815

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