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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2216–2225

Phototautomerization and broadband spectral holography

M. Tian, J. Zhang, I. Lorgeré, J.-P. Galaup, and J.-L. Le Gouët  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 2216-2225 (1998)

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We investigate the engraving of spectral holograms in porphyrin-derivative-doped solids, where a tautomerization process gives rise to persistent spectral hole burning at low temperature. Starting with a microscopic model of this process, we build a theory that connects conventional narrow-band hole burning with the engraving and retrieval of broadband holograms, in samples with possibly large optical density. The theory is consistent with the experiment that we designed to check it.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing

M. Tian, J. Zhang, I. Lorgeré, J.-P. Galaup, and J.-L. Le Gouët, "Phototautomerization and broadband spectral holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2216-2225 (1998)

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