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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2012
  • pp: 713–719

High-efficiency holograms fixed in lithium niobate after recording using a digital fringe stabilization system

Luis Arizmendi and Emilio J. Ambite  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 6, pp. 713-719 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.000713


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Abstract

We used a digital feedback control loop system to produce reproducible fixed volume transmission holograms of high diffraction efficiency. Different strategies were investigated to obtain holograms of good quality and the highest refractive index modulation depth. Using this control system, we were able to record holograms with stationary fringes. Additionally to using the stationary fringe recording, a double recording-fixing schedule resulted in being the most appropriate one to produce reproducible holograms of better characteristics. This strategy is discussed and compared with other already established ones.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2011
Published: February 14, 2012

Citation
Luis Arizmendi and Emilio J. Ambite, "High-efficiency holograms fixed in lithium niobate after recording using a digital fringe stabilization system," Appl. Opt. 51, 713-719 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-6-713


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