A simple theoretical model is developed that describes the recording and reconstruction of the polarization state of light in photoanisotropic materials through the use of a plane-polarized reference beam. The bipolar response of the medium to photoexcitation allows the recording of holograms with useful polarization discrimination properties.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(050.1930) Diffraction and gratings : Dichroism
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R. Birabassov and T. V. Galstian, "Analysis of the recording and reconstruction of the polarization state of light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1423-1427 (2001)