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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2013
  • pp: 1006–1015

Dynamic polarization holography: 2. Dynamic polarization-holographic gratings and their application

Barbara Kilosanidze, George Kakauridze, Irakli Chaganava, and Yuri Mshvenieradze  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 5, pp. 1006-1015 (2013)

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Dynamic polarization-holographic gratings with a different profile of anisotropy in the band are presented. Polarization-sensitive recording materials of two types are used: material possessing high dark relaxation and highly reversible material without dark relaxation in which the recorded grating is erased by a circularly polarized beam. For a grating recorded by two orthogonally circularly polarized beams a diffraction efficiency of 20% has been obtained at 3.5W/cm2 power density during 1 ms recording/erasing time. An all-optical cross commutator based on the matrix of dynamic reprogrammable polarization-holographic microholograms is considered. The amplification of the weak beam at two-wave mixing in polarization-sensitive materials has been shown, with an obtained amplification coefficient of 4.95.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2012
Published: February 7, 2013

Barbara Kilosanidze, George Kakauridze, Irakli Chaganava, and Yuri Mshvenieradze, "Dynamic polarization holography: 2. Dynamic polarization-holographic gratings and their application," Appl. Opt. 52, 1006-1015 (2013)

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