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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 1998
  • pp: 491–502

Holographic recording in specially doped lithium niobate crystals

Deanna K. McMillen, Tracy D. Hudson, Julie Wagner, and Jere Singleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 491-502 (1998)

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A set of twelve specially doped lithium niobate crystals were grown to test the effect of the dopant on holographic recording in the crystals via the photorefractive effect. The crystals were doped with Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Rh, Tb, Fe:Ce, Fe:Cr, and Fe:Mn. The transmission spectra was measured for each crystal and holograms have been written in each of the crystals with wavelengths from 457 nm to 671 nm. The wavelength sensitivity, scattering, and stability of the holograms varied substantially among the crystals. A qualitative description of the hologram’s properties and a comparison of sensitivities between the crystals will be presented.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

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Focus Issue: Nonlinear and photorefractive fibers and waveguides

Original Manuscript: January 14, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 1997
Published: June 8, 1998

Deanna McMillen, Tracy Hudson, Julie Wagner, and Jere Singleton, "Holographic recording in specially doped lithium niobate crystals," Opt. Express 2, 491-502 (1998)

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