We use the quantitative measures for dynamic range, sensitivity, and persistence in holographic recording to compare the performance of singly-doped and doubly-doped LiNbO<sub>3</sub> crystals. We explain the trade-offs among the performance measures in both singly-doped and doubly-doped crystals. We show that the range of performance that can be obtained using doubly-doped crystals is much larger than that obtained using singly-doped ones.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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