A peculiar bifurcation phenomenon in the diffraction spectra of volume holograms is investigated. A linear expansion model modulated by a random number was built to explain the phenomenon. In our model, a random number was first introduced to describe the random property of swelling or shrinking of the emulsion during the process after exposure. The calculated results show good consistency with the experimental observations.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006
Zhaona Wang, Dahe Liu, and Jing Zhou, "Investigation of a peculiar bifurcation phenomenon in diffraction spectra of volume holograms," Opt. Lett. 31, 3270-3272 (2006)