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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2349–2356

Derivation of the analytical form for holographic contrast growth in photorefractive polymers

David J. Binks and David P. West  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 2349-2356 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.002349


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Abstract

The derivation of the analytical form for index-contrast growth during hologram formation in a photorefractive-polymer composite is presented. The transfer function for chromophore rotation in an amorphous medium is found initially, and this is then convolved with an exponentially growing space-charge field to determine the index-contrast transient. This analysis reveals that index-contrast growth is fully characterized by just two parameters: the rise time of the space-charge field and the rotational diffusion constant. Good agreement between theory and measurement is found for a range of materials and experimental conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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David J. Binks and David P. West, "Derivation of the analytical form for holographic contrast growth in photorefractive polymers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2349-2356 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-10-2349

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