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Self-referenced holographic interferometer in a rigid dye solution
Author(s): Steven M. Blair; Azad Siahmakoun; Bruce Allison
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Paper Abstract

The holographic storage capacity of an azo dye-doped polymer is demonstrated using a self- referenced interferometer in a two-wave mixing arrangement. The system possesses the ability to store absorption gratings and has the peculiar property of being able to record the complete polarization of the incident light field. The film is used to store a wavefront which is compared to its displaced version at a later time. Diffraction efficiencies of up to 10% have been observed. A theoretical description and experimental results of the interferometer are presented as well as a description of the dye/polymer system in various polarization configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1779, Optical Design and Processing Technologies and Applications, (2 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140955
Show Author Affiliations
Steven M. Blair, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Azad Siahmakoun, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Bruce Allison, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1779:
Optical Design and Processing Technologies and Applications
Robert J. Heaston, Editor(s)

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