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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2000
  • pp: 814–817

Transient optical modulation with a disperse-red-1–doped polymer film

Pengfei Wu, Devulapalli V. G. L. N. Rao, Brian R. Kimball, Masato Nakashima, and Barry S. DeCristofano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 814-817 (2000)

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Transient optical modulation properties of a disperse-red-1–doped polymer film are investigated by use of four-wave mixing with two-color light. Interesting behavior is observed for the transient modulation on variation of the two-color light intensities because of competition between the two mechanisms of one-photon (reorientation) and biphoton (isomerization) gratings. Positive and negative modulation as well as double-frequency modulation relative to blue-light input is observed in the experiment. The results may have applications in optical information processing.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

Original Manuscript: May 11, 1999
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 1999
Published: February 10, 2000

Pengfei Wu, Devulapalli V. G. L. N. Rao, Brian R. Kimball, Masato Nakashima, and Barry S. DeCristofano, "Transient optical modulation with a disperse-red-1–doped polymer film," Appl. Opt. 39, 814-817 (2000)

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