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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1995
  • pp: 330–332

Optical restoration of photorefractive holograms through self-enhanced diffraction

Scott Campbell, Pochi Yeh, Claire Gu, Shuian Huei Lin, Chau-Jern Cheng, and Ken Y. Hsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 330-332 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000330


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Abstract

For the first time to our knowledge, we demonstrate the use of self-enhanced diffraction to optically restore weak dynamic volume holograms. This restoration process is achieved through the use of a novel beam-toggling scheme that significantly enhances the steady-state diffraction efficiency of volume index gratings stored in photorefractive media. Experiments demonstrating and confirming theory are presented and discussed.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 1994
Published: February 1, 1995

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Claire Gu, Shuian Huei Lin, Scott Campbell, Pochi Yeh, Chau-Jern Cheng, and Ken Y. Hsu, "Optical restoration of photorefractive holograms through self-enhanced diffraction," Opt. Lett. 20, 330-332 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-3-330


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