Study of non-Bragg orders in dynamic self-diffraction in a photorefractive polymer: Experiment, theory, and applications

B. L. Volodin, B. Kippelen, K. Meerholz, N. Peyghambarian, N. V. Kukhtarev, H. J. Caulfield

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We present a consistent experimental and theoretical study of non-Bragg orders observed in dynamic selfdiffraction on thick phase holograms in a photorefractive polymer that showed a strong refractive-index modulation amplitude. We demonstrate experimentally how the diffraction into non-Bragg orders can be used for image processing and as an independent evaluation method for the optical-photorefractive properties of the polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2261-2267
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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