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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2849–2851

Electroholographic tunable volume grating in the g 44 configuration

Assaf Bitman, Noam Sapiens, Lavi Secundo, Aharon J. Agranat, Guy Bartal, and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 2849-2851 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002849


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Abstract

The g 44 grating is an electroholographic transmission grating in which the applied field is perpendicular to both the grating vector and the wave vector of the incident beam. It is argued that in this configuration the incident beam traverses through a periodically rotating index ellipsoid. It is shown that in the g 44 configuration the Bragg condition is fulfilled for a specific value of the applied field and for a diffracting beam polarization that is perpendicular to that of the incident beam. Consequently, the g 44 grating can be used as an electrically controlled filter. Tunability of 7 nm is demonstrated in a 2 mm thick grating.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2006
Published: September 11, 2006

Citation
Assaf Bitman, Noam Sapiens, Lavi Secundo, Aharon J. Agranat, Guy Bartal, and Mordechai Segev, "Electroholographic tunable volume grating in the g44 configuration," Opt. Lett. 31, 2849-2851 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-19-2849


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