Abstract

The thermal erasure decay at different temperatures of holographic gratings thermally fixed in iron-doped lithium niobate has been exhaustively studied. An activation energy of 0.94  eV was found to be independent of the grating fringe spacing. At a given temperature the decay time is strongly dependent on the grating spacing. This dependence is well fitted to a square fringe spacing law, as predicted theoretically. From the experimental data the room-temperature hologram lifetime under illumination is extrapolated, giving as a result τyears=5.2±0.2Λ2, with the grating spacing Λ in micrometers.

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Kurtz, E. Krätzig, W. Keune, H. Engelman, U. Gonser, B. Dischler, and A. Räuber, Appl. Phys. 12, 355 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

R. Müller, L. Arizmendi, M. Carrascosa, and J. M. Cabrera, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 3212 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Amodei and D. L. Staebler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 540 (1971).
[CrossRef]

L. Arizmendi, A. Méndez, and J. V. Álvarez-Bravo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 571 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. B (2)

K. Buse, S. Breer, K. Peithmann, S. Kapphan, M. Gao, and E. Krätzig, Phys. Rev. B 56, 1225 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Klauer, M. Wöhlecke, and S. Kapphan, Phys. Rev. B 45, 2786 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Arrhenius-like plots of the decay-time constants for three different fringe spacing lengths Λ. In all cases the straight lines correspond to the fitting of the points.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Plot of the dependence of the decay rate on the inverse of the fringe spacing length at a temperature of 110 °C. Dotted curve, fit of the points to a parabolic law.

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Γ=1τ=DhK2H0Nt+1,

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