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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 228–234

Stabilized photorefractive running holograms, with arbitrarily selected phase shift, for material characterization

Ivan de Oliveira, Agnaldo A. Freschi, Igor Fier, and Jaime Frejlich  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 228-234 (2012)

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We report on the recording of stabilized running holograms in photorefractive materials with arbitrarily selected phase shift φ between the transmitted and difracted beams propagating along the same direction behind the photorefractive crystal. The dependence of the diffraction efficiency and of the hologram speed on φ, in such stabilized holograms, can be easily measured and used for material characterization. In this communication we applied for the first time this technique for studying and characterizing hole-electron competition in a nominally undoped titanosillenite crystal sample.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials

ToC Category:
Photorefractive Materials

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2012
Published: February 3, 2012

Ivan de Oliveira, Agnaldo A. Freschi, Igor Fier, and Jaime Frejlich, "Stabilized photorefractive running holograms, with arbitrarily selected phase shift, for material characterization," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 228-234 (2012)

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