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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2008
  • pp: 5315–5320

Self-stabilized recording of fixed gratings at high temperature in Li Nb O 3 :Fe

Jan P. von Bassewitz, Ivan de Oliveira, and Jaime Frejlich  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 29, pp. 5315-5320 (2008)

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A high quality fixed holographic grating was recorded in a photorefractive Li Nb O 3 :Fe crystal at about 100 ° C in a homemade temperature-controlled vacuum chamber. The recording was carried out using self-stabilization techniques with λ = 532 nm beams guided onto the crystal by polarization maintaining fibers. The diffraction efficiency of the fixed grating was η = 0.44 when measured in the recording setup using the same λ = 532 nm recording beams. A compatible η was measured with λ = 633 nm in an auxiliary setup, and a 1 mrad angular Bragg selectivity at FWMH was estimated, thus demonstrating the uniformity and good quality of the fixed grating.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2008
Published: October 7, 2008

Jan P. von Bassewitz, Ivan de Oliveira, and Jaime Frejlich, "Self-stabilized recording of fixed gratings at high temperature in LiNbO3:Fe," Appl. Opt. 47, 5315-5320 (2008)

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