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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jan. 23, 2006
  • pp: 593–602

Light-induced phase and amplitude gratings in centrosymmetric Gadolinium Gallium garnet doped with Calcium

Mostafa A. Ellabban, Martin Fally, Romano A. Rupp, and László Kovács  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 593-602 (2006)

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The photosensitive properties of a centrosymmetric gadolinium gallium garnet crystal doped with calcium are investigated at room temperature. Elementary holograms can be recorded over a wide range of wavelengths in the visible spectral range. The photosensitive properties are studied experimentally using beam coupling and angular response experiments. Mixed absorption and refractive-index gratings are observed and their amplitudes and relative phases determined. Moreover, the candidate centers that are responsible for the photorefractive effect are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

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Mostafa A. Ellabban, Martin Fally, Romano A. Rupp, and László Kovács, "Light-induced phase and amplitude gratings in centrosymmetric Gadolinium Gallium garnet doped with calcium," Opt. Express 14, 593-602 (2006)

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