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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 1998
  • pp: 1350–1355

M-type thick holograms in bacteriorhodopsin films with a high-divergence reference beam

Arkady S. Bablumian, Thomas F. Krile, David J. Mehrl, and John F. Walkup  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1350-1355 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.001350


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Abstract

The capacity to use differing read and write wavelengths for reconstructing volume holograms recorded in a shift-multiplexing geometry is analyzed and realized for M-type volume holograms recorded on bacteriorhodopsin films. The intensity distribution in the reconstructed wave is calculated as a function of the parameters of the recording and readout beams. Optimal recording and retrieving geometries, as well as a precise method for tuning the readout setup, are suggested.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 1997
Published: March 10, 1998

Citation
Arkady S. Bablumian, Thomas F. Krile, David J. Mehrl, and John F. Walkup, "M-type thick holograms in bacteriorhodopsin films with a high-divergence reference beam," Appl. Opt. 37, 1350-1355 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-8-1350


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