Fixing of volume holograms in ferroelectric phase K1-yLiyTa1-xNbxO3

Xiaolin Tong*, Min Zhang, Amnon Yariv, Rudolf Hofmeister, Victor Leyva, Aharon Agranat

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Demonstrated is the hologram fixing in potassium lithium tantalate niobate (KLTN) by photorefractive domain switching. KLTN is a photorefractive material with a perovskite structure. In the experiments, a monodomain sample with a phase transition at 25°C is used. The sample is 7 x 6 x 2 mm, cut along the crystallographic axes, polished optically, and had electrodes evaporated on the 2 x 6 mm faces. Experiments are performed on a stable temperature mount enclosed in a vacuum chamber. These experiments suggest that it may be possible to use high Tc KLTN crystals for long-term storage of optical holograms fixed by domain switching.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)166
Number of pages1
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 2 Jun 19967 Jun 1996


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