Volume 53, Number 4, February 2001
|Page(s)||471 - 477|
|Section||Atomic and molecular physics|
|Published online||01 December 2003|
Holographic recording with orthogonally polarized waves in centrosymmetric
Institut für Kristallographie, Universität
zu Köln Zülpicherstr. 49b, D-50674 Köln, Germany
2 I.Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln Zülpicherstr. 77, D-50934 Köln, Germany
3 Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Wien Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Wien, Austria
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 26 November 2000
Recording of holographic gratings by excitation of long-living metastable electronic states in centrosymmetric sodium nitroprusside can be performed with mutually orthogonal polarized waves. Two different cases have to be distinguished: 1) In a b-cut the optimum diffraction efficiency of 15% is achieved if the mutually orthogonal polarized writing waves form an angle of 45 with respect to the a- and c-axis. This, together with the fact that the polarization state is not changed in the diffraction process, indicates that the gratings originate from the presence of light-induced linear dichroism. 2) For a c-cut the polarization of the diffracted wave turns out to be orthogonal to the one of the incident beam. The efficiency of this so-called anisotropic diffraction reaches a maximum of up to 90% for waves mutually orthogonal polarized along the a- and b-axis.
PACS: 33.80.-b – Photon interactions with molecules / 42.65.Es – Stimulated Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering / 42.40.-i – Holography
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