Abstract

We report experimental and theoretical studies of nonvolatile photorefractive holographic recording in LiNbO3:Cu:Ce crystals with two illumination schemes: (1) UV light for sensitization and a red interfering pattern for recording and (2) blue light for sensitization and a red pattern for recording. The results show that the oxidized LiNbO3:Cu:Ce crystals can provide high, persistent refractive-index modulation with weak light-induced scattering. The optimal working conditions and the prescription for doping and oxidation–reduction processing that yields the maximum refractive-index modulation are discussed.

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A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Proc. SPIE 3468, 20 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Aggarwal, M. D.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
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Banerjee, P. P.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
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Buse, K.

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Proc. SPIE 3468, 20 (1998).
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Choi, J.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
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Darwish, A.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
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Hudson, T. D.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
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McMillen, D.

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Mortis, J.

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[CrossRef]

Psaltis, D.

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Proc. SPIE 3468, 20 (1998).
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Schirmer, O. F.

O. Thiemann and O. F. Schirmer, Proc. SPIE 1088, 18 (1988).

Thiemann, O.

O. Thiemann and O. F. Schirmer, Proc. SPIE 1088, 18 (1988).

Venkateswarlu, P.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
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Wang, J. C.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Willimas, A.

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Proc. SPIE 3468, 20 (1998).
[CrossRef]

O. Thiemann and O. F. Schirmer, Proc. SPIE 1088, 18 (1988).

A. Darwish, M. D. Aggarwal, J. Mortis, J. Choi, J. C. Wang, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Willimas, P. P. Banerjee, D. McMillen, and T. D. Hudson, Proc. SPIE 3137, 63 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other

B. Dischler, J. R. Herrington, A. Rauber, and H. Kurz, Solid State Commun. 14, 1233 (1974).
[CrossRef]

H. Kogelnik, Bell Syst. Tech. J 48, 2909 (1969).
[CrossRef]

D. Psaltis and F. Mok, Sci. Am. 273, 70 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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

F. Micheron and G. Bismuth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 79 (1972).
[CrossRef]

K. Buse, A. Adibi, and D. Psaltis, Nature 393, 665 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Opt. Lett. 24, 652 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. L. Staebler and W. Phillips, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 268 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Y. Liu, L. Liu, C. Zhou, and L. Xu, Acta Opt. Sin. 19, 1437 (1999).

Y. Liu, L. Liu, and C. Zhou, Opt. Lett. 25, 551 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3767 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. An alternative to the UV source that was used is an expanded beam from an Ar+ laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Holographic recording and fixing characteristics of an oxidized LiNbO3:Cu:Ce with the UV-light–red-light scheme.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Holographic recording and fixing characteristics of an oxidized LiNbO3:Cu:Ce with the blue-light–red-light scheme.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependences of saturation and nonvolatile RIM’s Δn on the intensity ratio Ired/Iblue.

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