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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2679–2681

Photorefraction of molybdenum-doped lithium niobate crystals

Tian Tian, Yongfa Kong, Shiguo Liu, Wei Li, Li Wu, Shaolin Chen, and Jingjun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2679-2681 (2012)

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Molybdenum-doped lithium niobate crystals were grown under different polarization conditions and their holographic properties were investigated. In contrast to current dopants, hexavalent molybdenum prefers niobium sites. Thereby, holographic storage becomes possible from the ultraviolet to the visible with considerably lower response time. The response time of 0.5 mol. % Mo-doped LiNbO3 can be especially shortened to as small as 0.35 s with a still high saturation diffraction efficiency of about 60% at 351 nm. Molybdenum-doped lithium niobate thus is a promising candidate for all-color holographic storage applications.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Tian Tian, Yongfa Kong, Shiguo Liu, Wei Li, Li Wu, Shaolin Chen, and Jingjun Xu, "Photorefraction of molybdenum-doped lithium niobate crystals," Opt. Lett. 37, 2679-2681 (2012)

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