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Polarization holographic elements
Author(s): Shermazan D. Kahkichashvily
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Paper Abstract

If we record a hologram on a light—sensitive material which reacts on act.inic light polarization so that the corresponding anisotropy and gyrotropy appear in it, in the reconstruction process the full reconstruction of an object field both by phase,amplitude and freguency and by the polarization state is possible [1,2]. For the first time the effect of the anisotropy (photoanisotropy) induced by a linearly polarized light was discovered by F.Veigert in 1919 (3]. The similar effect of the gyrotropy (photogyrotropy) induced by a circularly polarized light was discovered by Zoher and Coper in 1928 (4]. The presence in the absorbing medium on the wavelength of the actinic radiation distinguishes photoanisotropy and photogyrotropy from the similar effects caused by nonlinearity of medium sus— ceptibility (Kerr,Faraday optic—optical effects, etc.). At present in a number of laboratories intensive investigations on development and improving vector characteristics of such media are being carried on [5—7].

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1574, Intl Colloquium on Diffractive Optical Elements, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50115
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Shermazan D. Kahkichashvily, Cybernetics Institute (Georgia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1574:
Intl Colloquium on Diffractive Optical Elements
Jerzy Nowak; Marek Zajac, Editor(s)

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