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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1990
  • pp: 599–603

Real time hologram reinforcement demonstrated by thionine/PVA photoreducible thin layers

Serge Caron, Jean J. A. Couture, and Roger A. Lessard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 599-603 (1990)

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Thionine dye dissolved in polyvinylalcohol matrix is a well-known photoreducible system that shows photochromism. Experiments on a real time hologram recording process performed by this system are presented here. During the reading process, a grating reinforcement was observed, and this phenomenon is qualitatively discussed.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 6, 1988
Published: February 1, 1990

Serge Caron, Jean J. A. Couture, and Roger A. Lessard, "Real time hologram reinforcement demonstrated by thionine/PVA photoreducible thin layers," Appl. Opt. 29, 599-603 (1990)

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