Share Email Print

Optical Engineering

The Photorefractive Effect
Author(s): A. M. Glass
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $20.00 $25.00

Paper Abstract

The optically induced change of the refractive index of electro-optic crystals, which was discovered over ten years ago in LiNb03, is now referred to as the photorefractive effect (by analogy with photochromism). Progress in our understanding of the microscopic mechanisms which has led to the development of optical recording sensitivities comparable to that of silver halide emulsions is reviewed. Possibilities for application of the effect to optical memories, holographic interferometry, and integrated optics are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1978
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(5) 175470 doi: 10.1117/12.7972267
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. Glass, Bell Laboratories (United States)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top