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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2433–2438

Permanent computer-generated holograms embedded in silica glass by femtosecond laser pulses

Yan Li, Yanping Dou, Ran An, Hong Yang, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2433-2438 (2005)

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We present a novel technique to directly fabricate permanent computer-generated holograms inside silica glass with femtosecond laser pulses. The Fourier transform of an object is performed using a computer and the complex amplitude distribution is encoded by the detour phase method. The resulted cell-oriented hologram is directly written inside a bulk of silica glass by femtosecond laser-induced microexplosion. The image is then reconstructed with a collimated He-Ne laser beam.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Yan Li, Yanping Dou, Ran An, Hong Yang, and Qihuang Gong, "Permanent computer-generated holograms embedded in silica glass by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 13, 2433-2438 (2005)

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