We propose a simple real-time system and demonstrate its use for measuring dynamic optical phase perturbation. In this system we used a 0.1-wt. % Fe:LiNbO3 to record the self-interference grating with incident light. The system is a new kind of real-time holographic interferometer. After rise time in the interferometer, the speed for showing the fringes is as fast as that of dynamic phase perturbations. Characteristics of the interferometer are proposed and examined.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 5, 1995
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997
Ching-Cherng Sun, Ren-Han Tsou, Jenq-Yang Chang, and Ming-Wen Chang, "Real-time photorefractive interferometer for dynamic phase perturbation by self-interference in LiNbO3," Appl. Opt. 36, 3581-3585 (1997)