Abstract

Infrared holographic recording in a two-step process is demonstrated in stoichiometric iron-doped lithium tantalate crystals. Through absorption of two intersecting infrared pulses (λ=1064 nm) a temperature grating and thus a modulated pyroelectric field build up. Free electrons, excited by homogeneous light of a shorter wavelength (λ=532 nm) drift in this field, and a phase hologram is stored that can be read nondestructively. The change in refractive index depends mainly on the absorption coefficient at the wavelength of the recording light and on the intensity of the infrared light. The proposed method may be extended to telecommunication wavelengths by choice of suitable dopants.

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[CrossRef]

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 023813 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1995 (1)

K. Buse, F. Jermann, and E. Krätzig, Opt. Mater. 4, 237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

K. Buse and K. H. Ringhofer, Appl. Phys. A 57, 161 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. Buse, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1266 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

H. Vormann and E. Krätzig, Solid State Commun. 49, 843 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rodgers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

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

Adibi, A.

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 023813 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bäumer, Ch.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Berben, D.

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Betzler, K.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Buse, K.

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 023813 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Imbrock, S. Wevering, K. Buse, and E. Krätzig, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1392 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Buse, F. Jermann, and E. Krätzig, Opt. Mater. 4, 237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Buse and K. H. Ringhofer, Appl. Phys. A 57, 161 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. Buse, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1266 (1993).
[CrossRef]

David, C.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, and D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).
[CrossRef]

Glass, A. M.

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rodgers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Günter, P.

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, and D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).
[CrossRef]

Hesse, H.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Imbrock, J.

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Imbrock, S. Wevering, K. Buse, and E. Krätzig, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1392 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jermann, F.

K. Buse, F. Jermann, and E. Krätzig, Opt. Mater. 4, 237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kogelnik, H.

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

Krätzig, E.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Imbrock, S. Wevering, K. Buse, and E. Krätzig, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1392 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Buse, F. Jermann, and E. Krätzig, Opt. Mater. 4, 237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. Vormann and E. Krätzig, Solid State Commun. 49, 843 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Pohl, D. W.

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, and D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).
[CrossRef]

Psaltis, D.

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 023813 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ringhofer, K. H.

K. Buse and K. H. Ringhofer, Appl. Phys. A 57, 161 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rodgers, K. F.

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rodgers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Tunyagi, A.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

von der Linde, D.

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rodgers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Vormann, H.

H. Vormann and E. Krätzig, Solid State Commun. 49, 843 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Wevering, S.

Wöhlecke, M.

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. A (1)

K. Buse and K. H. Ringhofer, Appl. Phys. A 57, 161 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

Ch. Bäumer, D. Berben, K. Buse, H. Hesse, and J. Imbrock, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2248 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rodgers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

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

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Ch. Bäumer, C. David, A. Tunyagi, K. Betzler, H. Hesse, E. Krätzig, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3102 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Mater. (1)

K. Buse, F. Jermann, and E. Krätzig, Opt. Mater. 4, 237 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. Adibi, K. Buse, and D. Psaltis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 023813 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Solid State Commun. (1)

H. Vormann and E. Krätzig, Solid State Commun. 49, 843 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, and D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Saturation value Δns of the refractive-index change as a function of delay time t532t1064 between the infrared recording pulses and the green converting pulse for a LiTaO3:Fe crystal with α1064=280 m-1. The change in refractive index is normalized to the infrared light’s intensity I1064, and the green light’s intensity is 730 GW/m2. At positive times the green pulse reaches the crystal after the infrared pulse. The dashed curve is a guide to the eye.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Saturation values Δns of the refractive-index change for extraordinarily polarized light as a function of the infrared recording light’s intensity I1064. The intensity of the green light is 440 GW/m2, and the absorption coefficient of the crystal is α1064=480 m-1. The curve is a linear fit to the measured data.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Saturation value Δns of the refractive-index change versus absorption coefficient α1064 at λ=1064 nm. The refractive-index change is normalized to the infrared light’s intensity, I1064. The curve is a linear fit to the measured data.

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Iz=I01+m cos Kz,
ΔTst=mαI0λtK2.
ΔTmax=mtpαI0/ρcp.
Epyroeff,max=-10PsTΔTmax.
Esct=-m10PsTαI0ρcptp,
Δns=12ne3r333m10PsTαI0ρcptp,

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