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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 2892–2898

Reconstruction dynamics of recorded holograms in photochromic glass

Mona Mihailescu, Eugen Pavel, and Vasile B. Nicolae  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 18, pp. 2892-2898 (2011)

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We have investigated the dynamics of the record–erase process of holograms in photochromic glass using continuum Nd : YVO 4 laser radiation ( λ = 532 nm ). A bidimensional microgrid pattern was formed and visualized in photochromic glass, and its diffraction efficiency decay versus time (during reconstruction step) gave us information (D, Δ n ) about the diffusion process inside the material. The recording and reconstruction processes were carried out in an off-axis setup, and the images of the reconstructed object were recorded by a CCD camera. Measurements realized on reconstructed object images using holograms recorded at a different incident power laser have shown a two-stage process involved in silver atom kinetics.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry
(350.4800) Other areas of optics : Optical standards and testing

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Original Manuscript: December 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: June 13, 2011

Mona Mihailescu, Eugen Pavel, and Vasile B. Nicolae, "Reconstruction dynamics of recorded holograms in photochromic glass," Appl. Opt. 50, 2892-2898 (2011)

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