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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1996
  • pp: 519–521

Non-Bragg orders in dynamic self-diffraction on thick phase gratings in a photorefractive polymer

B. L. Volodin, B. Kippelen, K. Meerholz, N. V. Kukhtarev, H. J. Caulfield, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 519-521 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000519


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Abstract

We demonstrate that recording thick holographic phase gratings in photorefractive polymers can lead not only to very efficient Bragg diffraction but also to rather strong diffraction into non-Bragg orders. We show that this effect has features drastically different from those of Raman–Nath diffraction on thin gratings. We compare the experimental results with a model based on the theory of dynamic self-diffraction in a photorefractive medium. Applications of this effect in devices for optical image processing are proposed.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996

Citation
B. L. Volodin, B. Kippelen, K. Meerholz, N. V. Kukhtarev, H. J. Caulfield, and N. Peyghambarian, "Non-Bragg orders in dynamic self-diffraction on thick phase gratings in a photorefractive polymer," Opt. Lett. 21, 519-521 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-7-519


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