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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2001
  • pp: 5248–5252

Characterization of Two-Color Holography Performance in Reduced LiNbO3:In

Guoquan Zhang, Steven Sunarno, Mitsunari Hoshi, Yasuo Tomita, Chunhui Yang, and Wusheng Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 29, pp. 5248-5252 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005248


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Abstract

The two-color recording sensitivity S and the figure of merit M/# are measured in a reduced and congruent LiNbO3:In crystal of 2.2-mm thickness. The results are compared with those before reduction treatment. It is found that S increases by an order of magnitude through reduction treatment but the M/# is unchanged. Measured values for S and M/# in the reduced crystal are found to be 3 × 10−3 cm/J and 0.04, respectively, with a total writing intensity of 4.0 W/cm2 at 780 nm and a gating intensity of 1.15 W/cm2 at 488 nm. These values are close to those of near-stoichiometric LiNbO3 crystals under similar recording conditions. We also show that photoconductivity plays an important role in the improvement of S in LiNbO3:In.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials

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Guoquan Zhang, Steven Sunarno, Mitsunari Hoshi, Yasuo Tomita, Chunhui Yang, and Wusheng Xu, "Characterization of Two-Color Holography Performance in Reduced LiNbO3:In," Appl. Opt. 40, 5248-5252 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-29-5248


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