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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 1995
  • pp: 1303–1309

Angle-dependent diffraction efficiency in a thick photorefractive hologram

Hanying Zhou, Feng Zhao, and Francis T. S. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1303-1309 (1995)

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The diffraction from a thick photorefractive hologram is shown to be angular dependent, which originates mainly from the angle-dependent effective electro-optic coefficient of a photorefractive crystal. The angle dependency of the diffraction causes a nonuniform diffraction over the pixel positions or the spatial frequency contents of a hologram image in a page-oriented holographic system, resulting in a deteriorated reconstructed image. In addition, owing to the angular variations in diffraction, the wavelength-multiplexing scheme should be a better choice than angular one.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 16, 1994
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 1994
Published: March 10, 1995

Hanying Zhou, Feng Zhao, and Francis T. S. Yu, "Angle-dependent diffraction efficiency in a thick photorefractive hologram," Appl. Opt. 34, 1303-1309 (1995)

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