Growth-induced striations in photorefractive media scatter transmitted light, degrading their performance in holographic applications. We model this phenomenon by considering the striations to be a permanent hologram within a medium and compare it with experimental results in a striated strontium barium niobate crystal. We show that the construction of the phase-conjugate signal beam by a phase conjugate of the transmitted reference beam alleviates the effects of distortions that are due to striations.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
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