Photorefractive Optics

Materials, Properties, and Applications


  • Francis Yu, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.
  • Shizuhuo Yin, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.

The advances of photorefractive optics have demonstrated many useful and practical applications, which include the development of photorefractive optic devices for computer communication needs. To name a couple significant applications: the large capacity optical memory, which can greatly improve the accessible high-speed CD-ROM and the dynamic photorefractive gratings, which can be used for all-optic switches for high-speed fiber optic networks. This book is an important reference both for technical and non-technical staffs who are interested in this field.
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Optical engineers, optical physicists, institute of optics personnel, and others who are working in the photonic device field.


Book information

  • Published: October 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-774810-8


Sixteen chapters present the fundamental aspects and the recent advances of photorefractive optics, particularly potential applications in the area of informational infrastructures. The volume begins with the standard photoreactive models, optical properties, wave mixing, hologram formation memories, three-dimensional data storage dynamic, interconnections, space-time processing, and application of photoreflective material to wavefront connection and to femtosecond lasers. The final chapter discusses the dynamic process of photoreflective fibers.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Table of Contents

N.V. Kukhtarev and T. Kukhtarev, Optical and Electrical Properties of High Contrast Dynamic Gratings. S. Erdei, Growth and Characterization of Single-Crystal Photorefractive Fibers. P.A. Yeh, Cross-talk in Photorefractive Hologram Memory. D. Psaltis, Photorefractive Memory. F. Zhao, Spectral and Spatial Diffraction in a Nonlinear Photorefractive Hologram. S. Yin, Z. Wu, and D. McMillen, Specially Doped LiNbO3. K. Itoh, Dyamic Interconnections Using Photorefractive Crystals. P.P. Banerjee, N.V. Kukhtarev, and J.O. Dimmoctz, Nonlinear Self-Organization in Photorefractive Materials. S. Kawata, Three-dimensional Bit-memory Using Photorefractive Materials. A. Chiou, Phase Conjugate Microscopy for Optical Trapping and Image Processing. A. Yang, Three-dimensional Photorefractive Memory Based on Phase-code and Notation Multiplexings. J. Zhang and S. Yin, Dynamic Process of Photorefractive Holograms. F.T.S. Yu and S. Yin, Dynamics of Photorefractive Fiber Holograms and Applications. A.L. Mikaelian, Photorefractive Optics for Information Technology.