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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 797–799

Photonic ratchet superlattices by optical multiplexing

Martin Boguslawski, Andreas Kelberer, Patrick Rose, and Cornelia Denz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 797-799 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000797


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Abstract

We present a method based on incremental holographic multiplexing to create a refractive index ratchet distribution into a photorefractive crystal as an example for the generation principle of such complex multiperiodic lattices. The implemented technique follows a finite optical series expansion of the desired index modulation. To analyze the induced lattice, we determine the phase retardation of a probe beam at the back face of the crystal by digital holography analysis. Our result depicts a first example to optically explore the fascinating phenomena of ratchet resembling systems.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012

Citation
Martin Boguslawski, Andreas Kelberer, Patrick Rose, and Cornelia Denz, "Photonic ratchet superlattices by optical multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 37, 797-799 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-5-797


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