Abstract

Generation of transient gratings in weakly absorbing liquids with a high-power laser gives rise to changes in the fluid's index of refraction that are sufficiently large to produce both multiple diffraction of a probe laser beam and a time response anomaly. The coupled-wave approach to the solution of the volume diffraction problem is shown to predict the existence of high-order diffraction of the probe beam and the time dependence of the diffraction intensity of each order. In addition, criteria for the Raman–Nath and Bragg diffraction regimes are derived from the first-order, coupled-wave equations.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Power conservation and field structures in uniform dielectric gratings

P. St. J. Russell
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(3) 293-299 (1984)

Thermally induced phase conjugation by transient real-time holography: a review

H. J. Hoffman
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(2) 253-273 (1986)

Diffraction by volume gratings: approximate solution in terms of boundary diffraction coefficients

J. T. Sheridan and L. Solymar
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 9(9) 1586-1591 (1992)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription