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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2001
  • pp: 1822–1826

Holographic image storage in Eu3+-doped alkali aluminosilicate glasses

Abdulatif Y. Hamad and James P. Wicksted  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 11, pp. 1822-1826 (2001)

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We demonstrate that holographic information can be stored in Eu3+-doped alkali aluminosilicate glasses. The holograms were developed by a two-beam mixing configuration with a write-beam wavelength (465.8 nm) corresponding to the 7F05D0 transition of the Eu3+ ions. The images were reconstructed either with the wavelength used to record them or with wavelengths below this transition (543.5 and 632.8 nm). We stored clear holographic images using a total writing power of 5 mW and an exposure time of 20 s. In addition, clear holograms were recorded with an exposure time of 200 ms when 100 mW of the writing power was used. The exposure time and the writing power required to obtain clear holographic images are dependent on the Eu3+ concentration.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2001
Published: April 10, 2001

Abdulatif Y. Hamad and James P. Wicksted, "Holographic image storage in Eu3+-doped alkali aluminosilicate glasses," Appl. Opt. 40, 1822-1826 (2001)

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