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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1065–1067

Spectrally controlled interference of picosecond time-and-space-domain holograms

Daniel Erni, Alexander Rebane, and Urs P. Wild  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1065-1067 (1995)

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We show that two superimposed time-and-space-domain holograms in a persistent spectral hole-burning material can produce destructive interference, even if the path-length difference of the writing beams is constant. The cancellation of the amplitudes in the −1 diffraction order occurs when the two holograms have specially chosen spectral envelopes that represent a pair of complementary functions. By controlling the spectrum of the holograms we are able to perform coherent subtraction and addition of images.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 22, 1994
Published: May 1, 1995

Daniel Erni, Alexander Rebane, and Urs P. Wild, "Spectrally controlled interference of picosecond time-and-space-domain holograms," Opt. Lett. 20, 1065-1067 (1995)

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