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Deformation originated from the thermal expansion of volume holograms
Author(s): Chi Shou Wu; Chien Min Shih; Hwia May Chu; Te Yuan Chung; Yeh-Wei Yu; Ching-Cherng Sun
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Paper Abstract

We record a reflection volume hologram with two plane waves in lithium niobate. By heating one corner of the LiNbO3 crystal, it will cause an inhomogeneous temperature distribution in the crystal. The thermal expansion results in small slight deformation of the volume hologram and then decreases the intensity of diffraction light. We also use the model of volume hologram being an integrator of the lights emitted from elementary light sources (VOHIL) to calculate the diffracted field for the linear thermal expansion. The results of experiment and simulation are both shown that the intensity of diffraction light decreases from the heating corner of the crystal. The change of intensity of diffraction light is predicted successfully with the model of VOHIL for the thermal expansion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7848, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications IV, 784810 (17 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870660
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Chi Shou Wu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Chien Min Shih, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Hwia May Chu, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Te Yuan Chung, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Yeh-Wei Yu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Ching-Cherng Sun, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7848:
Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications IV
Yunlong Sheng; Chongxiu Yu; Linsen Chen, Editor(s)

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