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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2002
  • pp: 204–209

Anisotropic diffraction of light by volume holographic grating in birefringent photorefractive crystals with extended wavelength range

Alexei K. Zaitsev, Ken Y. Hsu, and Shiuan H. Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 204-209 (2002)

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The properties of anisotropic diffraction of light by volume holographic grating in birefringent photorefractive crystals are discussed. This diffraction takes place when the refractive index for diffracted light is different from the refractive index for incident light. It is found that in some special geometry of wavevector diagram the diffraction becomes less sensitive to the wavelength mismatch of Bragg condition. The wavelength range may extent in several times the range of ordinary isotropic diffraction on the grating of the same spacing and thickness. Theoretical explanation of this phenomena and experimental results of widerange diffraction in BaTiO3 photorefractive crystal are also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2002
Published: February 25, 2002

Alexei Zaitsev, Ken Hsu, and Shian Lin, "Anisotropic diffraction of light by volume holographic grating in birefringent photorefractive crystals with extended wavelength range," Opt. Express 10, 204-209 (2002)

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