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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2154–2160

Measurement of the photorefractive grating phase shift in a polymer by an ac phase-modulation technique

Martin Liphardt and Stephen Ducharme  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 2154-2160 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.002154


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Abstract

The complex coupling constant of a photorefractive polymer was measured as a function of an applied electric field by use of a modified ac phase modulation technique. We determined that both a photorefractive index grating and a nonphotorefractive absorption grating were present. The electric field dependencies of the amplitude and the phase of the photorefractive gain coefficient were accurately described by standard photorefractive theory. The accuracy of the photorefractive phase shift as measured by this phase-modulation technique was ±1° near phase shifts of 90° and ±3° near phase shifts of 45°.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5140) Materials : Photoconductive materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Martin Liphardt and Stephen Ducharme, "Measurement of the photorefractive grating phase shift in a polymer by an ac phase-modulation technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2154-2160 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-7-2154


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