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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1761–1763

Real-time holographic reflection gratings in volume media of azo-dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate)

Shaoping Bian and Mark G. Kuzyk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 20, pp. 1761-1763 (2002)

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Real-time formation of holographic reflection gratings is experimentally demonstrated in thick media of Disperse Red 1– (DR-1) doped poly(methyl methacrylate) at a nonresonant wavelength (647 nm). Our diffraction efficiencies of 30% and 23% are achieved for reflection gratings inscribed by spatial modulation of intensity and polarization, respectively, and are believed to be the highest achieved for a dye-doped polymer. In addition to the recording of amplitude and phase, the polarization state is also recorded and reconstructed.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials

Shaoping Bian and Mark G. Kuzyk, "Real-time holographic reflection gratings in volume media of azo-dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate)," Opt. Lett. 27, 1761-1763 (2002)

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