Using multiple signal beams and controlling their relative phases, we demonstrate angular multiplexing of phase-sensitive holographic gratings in a photorefractive crystal. Interference between diffracted signal beams determines total diffracted intensities as a function of the relative phases between input signals compared with those between gratings. Complete constructive and destructive interference produce maximum and near-zero diffraction, respectively, from orthogonal gratings.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996
G. A. Sefler, E. Yin, A. Spiridon, and T. K. Gustafson, "Orthogonal photorefractive grating storage," Opt. Lett. 21, 293-295 (1996)