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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 877–879

Photorefractive holographic recording in strontium barium niobate fibers

Lambertus Hesselink and Steve Redfield  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 877-879 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000877


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Abstract

We describe what are to our knowledge the first photorefractive holographic recordings in a fiber. A plane-wave reference and an image-carrying object beam are incident upon the fiber in a reflection geometry. We report results on the angular sensitivity of the recordings, the image quality, and readout efficiency as a function of the reference-wave input angle when the object wave propagates along the bore of the fiber. These experiments are carried out for two relatively short, 4- and 8-mm, multimode 1-mm-diameter fibers. The results suggest that an array of fibers might favorably replace bulk materials for certain computer and signal-processing applications.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 29, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Lambertus Hesselink and Steve Redfield, "Photorefractive holographic recording in strontium barium niobate fibers," Opt. Lett. 13, 877-879 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-877


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