A Bi12SiO20 crystal, cut in the transverse orientation as for holographic applications, is used as a spatial filtering device in the Fourier plane of a coherent single-beam optical processor with λ = 633 nm. Frequency selection is obtained by adjusting a polarizing compensator to suppress or to select some part of the spectrum, which is characterized by a certain ellipticity of polarization, depending on its intensity.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 18, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 1990
Published: December 1, 1990
G. Möbus, B. Schmidt, and H. J. Tiziani, "Self-induced photorefractive spatial frequency filter," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 2374-2379 (1990)