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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1984
  • pp: 4588–4591

Polarization holography. 2: Polarization holographic gratings in photoanisotropic materials with and without intrinsic birefringence

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, and N. Tomova  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 24, pp. 4588-4591 (1984)

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Results are reported of experimental investigations on the diffraction efficiency and its polarization dependence of holographic phase polarization gratings in a photoanisotropic medium methyl orange/PVA with intrinsic birefringence. A comparative study of layers with different intrinsic birefringence was conducted. The conditions—initial birefringence and a type of polarization recording—were found to have high diffraction efficiency (>30%) and strong dependence on the direction of polarization of the linearly polarized readout beam. The results are in agreement with the theoretical considerations on such gratings.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 16, 1984
Published: December 15, 1984

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, and N. Tomova, "Polarization holography. 2: Polarization holographic gratings in photoanisotropic materials with and without intrinsic birefringence," Appl. Opt. 23, 4588-4591 (1984)

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