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Polarization holography with photoinduced anisotropy in bacteriorhodopsin
Author(s): Yoshiko Okada-Shudo; Jean-Michel C. Jonathan; Gerald Roosen
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Paper Abstract

Polarization holographic gratings transform the polarization state of an incident wavefront. We have studied the diffraction properties of polarization gratings, formed with two orthogonal linearly or circularly polarized waves. For a polarization modulation recorded in the organic material bacteriorhodopsin, the diffraction efficiency and the diffracted wave polarization strongly depend on the polarization state of the readout wave. We have given a simple theoretical treatment using the Fraunhofer diffraction integral. The experimental results have been interpreted in terms of this simplified model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(11) doi: 10.1117/1.1510746
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiko Okada-Shudo, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Jean-Michel C. Jonathan, Institut d'Optique (France)
Gerald Roosen, Institut d'Optique (France)

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