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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1992
  • pp: 1149–1151

Alleviation of image distortion due to striations in a photorefractive medium by using a phase-conjugated reference wave

M. C. Bashaw, A. Aharoni, and L. Hesselink  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 1149-1151 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.001149


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Abstract

Growth-induced striations in photorefractive media scatter transmitted light, degrading their performance in holographic applications. We model this phenomenon by considering the striations to be a permanent hologram within a medium and compare it with experimental results in a striated strontium barium niobate crystal. We show that the construction of the phase-conjugate signal beam by a phase conjugate of the transmitted reference beam alleviates the effects of distortions that are due to striations.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 1992
Published: August 15, 1992

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M. C. Bashaw, A. Aharoni, and L. Hesselink, "Alleviation of image distortion due to striations in a photorefractive medium by using a phase-conjugated reference wave," Opt. Lett. 17, 1149-1151 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-16-1149

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