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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1423–1427

Analysis of the recording and reconstruction of the polarization state of light

R. Birabassov and T. V. Galstian  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 1423-1427 (2001)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1930) Diffraction and gratings : Dichroism
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

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)

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